Sharing another 'bald Rachel' pic...from summer 1999 (1st year of chemo) at age 16 in San Diego. I talked an airbrushing guy by the beach into airbrushing my head in a sunset design. In Cali, everyone thought it was cool and artsy and more normal than in the Midwest. I felt like I wasn't stared at for being bald, but for having art on my head! I remember a few strangers telling me how they liked it. I was posing with my modeling pose for the camera. Good times!
Today, I am grateful for: enjoying and having fun with the bald head when I had it, a productive day and a fun 1st bday party tonight, family and friends.