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Old 08-22-2005, 12:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Haircuts, Import Tuning n Stuff.......

Owning / building tuned cars is a luxury we all charish....very easy to take for granted at times. Not everyone can afford to even own a car, let alone a modified one.....

Now with that in mind,

Some people (who are members of my site) may already know this, but a little over a year ago I was sidelined with multiple surgeries....It was a Cancer scare that I made it thru. The recovery took a full year of mostly being in the bed and not much else. During that time I a chance to think about my life and how lucky I was to be 'Healthy'. I LOVE building cars and own more than my fair share of modified Imports...it meant NOTHING to me for that stretch of time.

During my many trips to the Cancer research facility in Seattle, I couldnt help but notice the people that were not as lucky as me. The side effects of the treatment (as im sure you all know) causes hair loss. Young,old, black,White,Asian,Hispanic...any/and everyone.

Ive gotten a lot of work over the years due to my hair, shot with great photographers and hairshows with sum of the top stylist in the US...... but I thought it would serve others better.

I had it cut to donate it to "locks of love" ( http://www.locksoflove.org ) A non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvataged kids, who have long term medical related hair loss.

I had this done at the start of summer here when modeling jobs really pick up. I selected this time to show my commitment to others around the world who are not as lucky as I am.

http://www.driftgirl.org/hair/shift_hair.htm
This is sumthing that I will continue to do, for as long as I can.

I just want to encourage others to help any way that they can. It's not always about money ( or which charity you decide to support ) It could jus be an hour of your time that you donate that could change someones quality of life.



This post should not be taken as a 'downer' , but in fact to celebrate life and all the great things that come with it.

OK, back to cars now
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Old 08-22-2005, 02:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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thats VERY cool!!!! My step sister did the same thing about 2 years ago. She cut off over 18" of good healthy hair. Was wierd seeing her with short hair... but the way she looks it at and I the same... ours will grow back. So, why not give something that is temporary for us to someone who isnt as fortunate...

again.. very cool driftgirl!!!
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Old 08-22-2005, 03:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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very cool. I'm trying to help other organizations. It's nice to know people care for others even though they never met them.
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Old 08-22-2005, 03:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Quote:
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Owning / building tuned cars is a luxury we all charish....very easy to take for granted at times. Not everyone can afford to even own a car, let alone a modified one.....



Now with that in mind,

Some people (who are members of my site) may already know this, but a little over a year ago I was sidelined with multiple surgeries....It was a Cancer scare that I made it thru. The recovery took a full year of mostly being in the bed and not much else. During that time I a chance to think about my life and how lucky I was to be 'Healthy'. I LOVE building cars and own more than my fair share of modified Imports...it meant NOTHING to me for that stretch of time.

During my many trips to the Cancer research facility in Seattle, I couldnt help but notice the people that were not as lucky as me. The side effects of the treatment (as im sure you all know) causes hair loss. Young,old, black,White,Asian,Hispanic...any/and everyone.

Ive gotten a lot of work over the years due to my hair, shot with great photographers and hairshows with sum of the top stylist in the US...... but I thought it would serve others better.

I had it cut to donate it to "locks of love" ( http://www.locksoflove.org ) A non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvataged kids, who have long term medical related hair loss.

I had this done at the start of summer here when modeling jobs really pick up. I selected this time to show my commitment to others around the world who are not as lucky as I am.

http://www.driftgirl.org/hair/shift_hair.htm
This is sumthing that I will continue to do, for as long as I can.

I just want to encourage others to help any way that they can. It's not always about money ( or which charity you decide to support ) It could jus be an hour of your time that you donate that could change someones quality of life.



This post should not be taken as a 'downer' , but in fact to celebrate life and all the great things that come with it.

OK, back to cars now
Wow that is really awesome! You should be very proud of yourself Emerald, I take my hat off to you...
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Old 08-22-2005, 03:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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DRIFTGIRL, Thank you for everything you've done, there isnt a person in the world that would not appreciate it.
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Old 08-27-2005, 07:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Glad you are still here Driftgirl!! Lost my stepmoms to cancer. Keep on doing what you love.
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It's great that you do this for those less fortunate and hopefully encourages others to help in their own ways. My grandma has twice survived breast cancer and when now she and many others from her work compete walk or run in the Race for a Cure held every year nationwide. Helping others can be car realted too. The DSM club I'm a member of sells club decals and donates the profits to a no-kill animal shelter. A local club from my hometown is going to be hosting their third show to benefit The American Cancer Society. http://www.creativeconceptscc.com/ourshow.html

I encourage any others who are part of a car club to try to adopt a cause to raise money for.
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My girlfriend almost died from cancer shes fine now, but she struggled alot. Hope eveyrthings okay dude!
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I'm touched by what you sad driftgirl. that was a good thing you did. Super cool!
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i agree....very noble of you
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