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The Good Things in Life => Extending the hand of kindness => Topic started by: Ticia on March 02, 2011, 10:01:21 AM

Title: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Ticia on March 02, 2011, 10:01:21 AM
Well, now's your chance to find out! I'm shaving my head for kids with cancer.

St. Baldrick's Foundation (http://www.stbaldricks.org) is having an event near me on March 12th, and I've decided to take the plunge and go bald!

My goal is to raise $1,000 by March 12th, and I'm hoping with the help of the generous forum members I can do it. Please take a minute and donate here (http://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/participantid/441287). All the money goes directly to St. Baldrick's to help fund research to fight childhood cancer. 

Even if I only raise $10, though, (and even if I donate that money myself...) I'll still be shaving my head. So, if nothing else, watch this thread for funny, silly, and hilarious pictures of me completely bald. It's a cause near and dear to my heart, and I invite you to participate with me by donating whatever you can.

Thank you so much for your time, your kindness, and your generosity.
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Mel the Redcap on March 02, 2011, 10:12:31 AM
Aw cool! Go Ticia!  ;D

I did the same five or six years ago, for the Leukemia Foundation here in Oz, and I raised a good wodge of money, so I'm sure you'll reach your goal. If I get a job before the deadline I'll help!  :P Also, if your results are anything like mine, about 6 months after the shave you'll have a perfect hairdo that looks like you spent a mint on it!  ;)
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: DottyG on March 02, 2011, 10:21:01 AM
Ticia, we've always known this.  But, I think it bears repeating.

You so totally ROCK, you know it?!

What an incredibly generous and wonderful thing to do for someone else.  Hair grows back, but what you're doing in the process will last forever.

Dang.  There are times when the people here at EHell really touch my heart and make me almost cry sitting at my desk at work!

I can't wait to see pictures!!!



Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Sabbyfrog2 on March 02, 2011, 10:37:50 AM
That's wonderful. I honestly dont know that I would have the guts to do that. I commend you.
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Layla Miller on March 02, 2011, 10:48:27 AM
Go, Ticia!  I could never be that brave, so I'm giving you all the support I've got!  :D
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Ticia on March 02, 2011, 11:14:44 AM
Okay, here's a before picture, so you can see exactly how much hair is going to go. This was taken this morning. I'm excited and freaking out, all at the same time!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/TiciaT/Ticiahair.png)
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: DottyG on March 02, 2011, 11:32:23 AM
Whoa!  That's a lotta hair going!

This is the first time I've seen our Ticia!  Now I can put a face with the posts!

Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Marlene on March 02, 2011, 11:40:38 AM
This is the first time I've seen our Ticia!  Now I can put a face with the posts!

I thought Ticia was the crazy waffle woman...
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Ticia on March 02, 2011, 11:44:38 AM
I just got a reply from the event coordinator, and he tells me that for hair that is long enough (which I'm positive mine qualifies) we can donate the hair to Locks of Love. So, two great causes in one go! Yay!

ETA: I make a mean waffle, not a crazy one. Also, ?
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: WasabiWithYou on March 02, 2011, 12:20:51 PM
You go, Ticia! That's really great. As a PP said, hair grows back; a cure would span many lifetimes. :)
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Ticia on March 02, 2011, 12:21:37 PM
We're up to $85 already, thank you so much!
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Marlene on March 02, 2011, 02:11:14 PM
I just got a reply from the event coordinator, and he tells me that for hair that is long enough (which I'm positive mine qualifies) we can donate the hair to Locks of Love. So, two great causes in one go! Yay!

ETA: I make a mean waffle, not a crazy one. Also, ?

I always thought the woman in your profile looked like she was going crazy for a waffle - "Aaaaaah! Give me a waffle!!!!" 

...but maybe I've been seeing it wrong the whole time? (Sorry, it's a small pic...)

And I thought it was you, so therefore Ticia = Crazy Waffle Woman.


Sorry 'bout that!

/Marlene.


PS. I'm not a camel.
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Poirot on March 02, 2011, 02:25:01 PM
You go Ticia! I donate my hair to locks of love every year, but shaving your head takes more guts than I possess.
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Ticia on March 02, 2011, 02:28:33 PM
Oh, LOL. That's a character from the tv show Heroes.
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Scritzy on March 02, 2011, 02:41:38 PM
Ticia, you rock. That's such a neat idea.
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: faithlessone on March 02, 2011, 05:06:25 PM
I am so in awe of you! I could never do that - I'm just too vain. ;)

One of the boys in my year at Primary School died of a brain tumour when we were in year six. Anyone who wants to do something to help kids with cancer has my support.

Good luck!!
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Camarynne on March 02, 2011, 05:29:24 PM
Awesome! My hair's nearly as long as yours and I don't think I could do it...but part of the reason is that I've spent 5 years growing it back from my chemotherapy in 2005, so I know how it is. Being bald was nice in a way, no hair to take care of after all.   :)
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Ticia on March 02, 2011, 05:58:38 PM
Camarynne: I'm glad you've had five years to grow it back! I must admit, one reason to do this is so that my son will stop pretending that I'm Rapunzel... Ouch! He is fascinated with pulling my hair. No hair to take care of will be nice. :D
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Lisbeth on March 02, 2011, 06:00:08 PM
Good luck! I hope you reach your goal!
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Ticia on March 02, 2011, 06:29:46 PM
Aaaand... now it looks like I will be getting my head shaved on the Morning News. They asked if I'd be willing, and of course I said yes! Hopefully there will be fun video of me going bald now!
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Scritzy on March 02, 2011, 06:50:28 PM
Aaaand... now it looks like I will be getting my head shaved on the Morning News. They asked if I'd be willing, and of course I said yes! Hopefully there will be fun video of me going bald now!

Awesome! I can't wait to see the vid!
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: GoldenGemini on March 02, 2011, 07:52:52 PM
Aaaand... now it looks like I will be getting my head shaved on the Morning News. They asked if I'd be willing, and of course I said yes! Hopefully there will be fun video of me going bald now!

Awesomesauce!  That's such a lot of hair to be losing at once - I admire you.
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Mel the Redcap on March 02, 2011, 09:07:19 PM
 :o

Ticia, you look scarily like me!

(And I too kept picturing you as a female version of that character, except I knew who he was ;D)
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: geordicat on March 02, 2011, 09:40:52 PM
Posting for updates and to donate tomorrow, since tomorrow is payday.  :)

You so totally rock!!  You have way more bravery than i do!
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: sparksals on March 02, 2011, 11:27:43 PM
Wow!  I've never seen a pic of Ticia either!  I admire your courage to do this for such a worthy cause.
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Ticia on March 03, 2011, 08:55:58 AM
We are up to $170 already this morning. 9 more days to go! Thank you so much to everyone who has donated. You guys ROCK!
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Ticia on March 03, 2011, 01:48:13 PM
Now we're up to $325! You guys ROCK so completely. Thank you so so much. I'm amazed and astounded by your generosity.
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Mazdoy on March 03, 2011, 02:18:42 PM
I really hope you reach your goal.  You're very brave!  I'm looking forward to seeing the video.
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Ticia on March 04, 2011, 08:24:29 AM
We're up to $438! Thank you, you are all so amazing.
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Ticia on March 04, 2011, 08:04:14 PM
Tonight's tally so far is $520. You are all so amazing and I can't say thank you enough. Rest assured, I am working on the thank you notes already. It really means a lot to me that you are all so kind and generous.

If you didn't read the blog post I wrote, I just wanted to tell you all why I decided to do this. My little sister, who sometimes posts here, was diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma years ago. She beat it and is just one of the most amazing people I know.

Love you, little sis!
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Poirot on March 04, 2011, 08:20:20 PM
WOW! Passed the halfway point! Let's keep going!
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Alida on March 05, 2011, 12:06:03 PM
My brother's done this a few years running now - he has a lot less hair to shave than you do! You're an amazing and wonderful person for doing this.
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Ticia on March 05, 2011, 07:56:34 PM
We're up to $600 so far. Thanks, everyone!
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Samantha on March 06, 2011, 11:36:42 PM
Woohoo! Ticia, this is awesome!

I was looking at a friends Facebook page tonight, and he posted a link to a video, that made me think of you and what you are doing. I thought you might be interested in seeing it. http://vimeo.com/16304292
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Lisbeth on March 07, 2011, 03:50:36 PM
I hope you get lots of contributions!  Good luck!
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Ticia on March 07, 2011, 03:57:01 PM
Thank you, we are now up to $760.

Here's a etiquette question for all who have contributed. Would you like a picture of me bald in your thank you notes, or would that be too weird? :D
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: geordicat on March 07, 2011, 04:40:02 PM
I'm good without a picture.  I'm just happy to help :)
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Crazy Chicken Lady on March 07, 2011, 07:35:09 PM
Whatever picture you feel comfortable with is fine.  :) You rock Ticia!!!!
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Scritzy on March 07, 2011, 10:24:10 PM
I'd love a bald picture ... with rhinestones and sequins stuck on your pate. ;)
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Ticia on March 07, 2011, 10:34:49 PM
Haha! My husband wants to get me some head jewelry. He's so silly.


Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Scritzy on March 08, 2011, 02:05:38 PM
No he isn't. He rocks!  8)
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Outdoor Girl on March 08, 2011, 02:34:07 PM
I've just made a whole bunch of 'chemo caps' - hats made with eyelash yarn so they are soft and vaguely hair like.  About 10 were donated to the hospital where my Dad had his hip replaced and the rest, probably another 10, will be donated to the hospital in the town where Dad lives.

But I can mail you one, if you'd like one.  (It is only about $8 Cdn to mail something to the States - my donation to the cause.  :) )
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Ticia on March 08, 2011, 03:13:05 PM
Outdoor Girl, that sounds absolutely lovely, but my mother has already given me the hats that my sister wore during her treatment. So it's not necessary, but I love that you thought of me. Thank you!

I'd love to buy one from you, though. I can paypal you the money.
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: geordicat on March 08, 2011, 04:13:05 PM
Up to $925!!!  AWESOME!!!!!
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Mrs.E on March 08, 2011, 06:40:38 PM
Good for you! Would you mind if I shared your link on FB?
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Ticia on March 08, 2011, 06:42:21 PM
Mrs. E, I would love it! Thanks!
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Ticia on March 08, 2011, 07:23:05 PM
Everyone, we did it! Thank you so much, I am so touched by your generosity. If you wanted to donate and didn't get a chance to, please do. Every penny helps. Just because we met our goal doesn't mean we can't go over!

You guys rock!
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Poirot on March 08, 2011, 08:54:42 PM
Yeah!
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Ticia on March 09, 2011, 11:11:59 PM
And... now we're OVER the goal of $1000! I moved the goal line up to $1200 on the donation page, just in case anyone still wants to donate. I'll keep moving it up as needed. We still have three more days until the big event!
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: TheBrass on March 11, 2011, 05:47:10 PM
Hi Ticia,

I just wanted to say good luck with the head-shaving this weekend!
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Ticia on March 12, 2011, 10:34:33 AM
It is done! I'm totally bald right now! Pictures and video will be forthcoming, as soon as I can get them uploaded. Thank you, everyone, for your support.
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: faithlessone on March 12, 2011, 02:36:03 PM
Well done honey!!!!! Looking forward to seeing the pics!
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Nora on March 12, 2011, 05:13:30 PM
Yaaaay! Baldness for the win! How did it feel, shaving your head?
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Ticia on March 12, 2011, 06:04:50 PM
It feels really weird, and I can't stop rubbing my  head. Here (http://www.fox13now.com/videobeta/2747d861-0fc7-4860-9a3e-71dd98ff237e/News/Head-shaving-for-cancer-research) is the video from this morning. They also interviewed me at the actual event, and that interview will be on later tonight. I'll post the video when it's online.
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Scritzy on March 12, 2011, 06:32:44 PM
I love the vid, Ticia! I can't wait to see the pictures.
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Nora on March 12, 2011, 06:55:59 PM
Ticia, you rock so hard for doing that! All that gorgeous hair that you donated was awesome! I'm sure it feels incredibly weird now, but in no time you'll be rocking a short hairdo.

These Etsy sellers have cool scrub caps, and scarfs:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/FunkyMedWear?ref=seller_info

http://www.etsy.com/shop/TerrysTurbans?ref=seller_info

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Hinhousecreations?ref=seller_info

 

Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Lisbeth on March 12, 2011, 07:18:14 PM
Ticia, congratulations on reaching your goal!
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: faithlessone on March 13, 2011, 10:08:21 AM
Just watched the vid - goodness! Ticia, how did you feel when they cut that first bit off?
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Ticia on March 13, 2011, 01:25:20 PM
It was pretty exciting! Someone told me I looked nervous, but I think I was more nervous about being on TV than anything else. It's been really great (but cold!) and everyone has been really great about. Everyone I talk to about it tells me how awesome I am, and who doesn't need  to hear that once in awhile, eh? :D

And now my 19 month old can't use my hair to pull himself up. Hahaha!
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: DottyG on March 13, 2011, 09:02:32 PM
The video doesn't work for me. Is there a YouTube version somewhere?

Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: kokopellimom on March 13, 2011, 11:41:23 PM
Ticia, you are amazing! And for the record, you have one of the prettiest head shapes I've ever seen. Post pictures of the finished "cue ball!"
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Ticia on March 14, 2011, 02:22:31 AM
Here is my bald head...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/TiciaT/baldticia.png)
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Ticia on March 14, 2011, 03:00:20 AM
Here's a youtube link for anyone who can't watch the other. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kXBbN4NiDY
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Scritzy on March 14, 2011, 05:47:21 AM
Awesome, Ticia! But where are the sequins and rhinestones? ;)
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Poirot on March 14, 2011, 11:53:32 AM
Ticia, you are my hero!
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Íkorna on March 16, 2011, 07:35:33 PM
Awesome! The video and pictures are great-- does it feel strange to move your head without all the weight the hair would add?
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Ticia on March 16, 2011, 08:52:23 PM
It feels very strange, mostly when I lay down on my pillow. heh
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Íkorna on March 16, 2011, 08:55:24 PM
It feels very strange, mostly when I lay down on my pillow. heh

I can imagine! The longest I've ever had cut was ten inches, and even that felt bizarre at the time.
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Scritzy on March 16, 2011, 10:58:48 PM
Ticia, I hope this doesn't sound dorky, but you have a beautifully-shaped skull.

In other words, you look good bald. I have a funky scalp/skull, so I'd look weird.
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Kaylee on March 16, 2011, 10:59:32 PM
Way to go, Ticia!
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: blue2000 on March 16, 2011, 11:40:46 PM
Ticia, I hope this doesn't sound dorky, but you have a beautifully-shaped skull.

In other words, you look good bald. I have a funky scalp/skull, so I'd look weird.

LOL! I'm reminded of one of my favourite Shel Silverstein poems -

He thought he had wavy hair
And then he shaved - instead
He found that he had straight hair
And a very wavy head.
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Scritzy on March 16, 2011, 11:54:45 PM
I love Shel Siverstein!
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Layla Miller on March 17, 2011, 08:05:15 AM
Ticia, I hope this doesn't sound dorky, but you have a beautifully-shaped skull.

In other words, you look good bald. I have a funky scalp/skull, so I'd look weird.

I've been trying to figure out how to say that very thing without it sounding really weird, and you went and did it for me.  Thanks, and well said!

Way to go, Ticia!  :D
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: ladycrim on March 22, 2011, 11:56:20 AM
Been away for a while, but came back and saw this.  I hope it's not too late to donate!  Bravo, Ticia!
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Ticia on March 22, 2011, 12:23:59 PM
Thank you!
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: DottyG on August 24, 2011, 04:18:27 PM
Hey Ticia, do you have hair again?

We need an update to this thread!

Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Ticia on August 24, 2011, 07:04:21 PM
Haha, I do have hair. Yesterday I had it in little pony tails that stuck straight up from my head. It was pretty awesome and wacky. I'll have my husband take a picture soon and post it. I need to update my facebook profile pic anyway.
Title: Re: Have you ever wondered what Ticia would look like completely bald?
Post by: Scritzy on August 25, 2011, 12:24:31 AM
Haha, I do have hair. Yesterday I had it in little pony tails that stuck straight up from my head. It was pretty awesome and wacky. I'll have my husband take a picture soon and post it. I need to update my facebook profile pic anyway.

That I have to see!