An Act of Generosity: Over the course of two years, Matt Shaha grew out his hair to create an artificial wig for his mother, Melanie, who was suffering from a tumor.
This tumor-stricken mother can express her gratitude towards her son for his remarkable generosity. Her son grew out his hair to allow her to create a wig.
The first signs emerged in 2013. At that time, Melanie Shaha was experiencing migraines.
After several investigations, specialists delivered regrettable news to her. She had a non-cancerous tumor of the pituitary gland, a small gland located beneath the brain.
Melanie underwent immediate surgery, followed by a relapse in 2006, and a third occurrence of the condition three years later.
From that moment on, she underwent radiotherapy sessions.
“I asked my doctor about losing my hair, and he assured me that it wouldn’t happen.
However, after three months, I started to see it fall out. I was taken aback,” she shared.
Melanie was concerned about her physical appearance and wanted to blend in with the crowd: “When you lose your hair, you are easily noticed, and people, even with good intentions, can say things that deeply affect you.”
In 2018, Melanie’s son, Matt (27 years old), played a prank during a family meal. He suggested that she let her hair grow out so he could create a wig for her.
By March 2021, his hair had reached a length of 30 cm. The mother said, “We were very emotional, and when they started cutting his hair, we sobbed.”
Matt donated his locks to Compassionate Creations, a California wig store.
Veronica Batch, the co-creator of the brand, expressed her joy in collaborating with this family.
She also emphasized that the dedication of someone who cuts their hair for a loved one made their work even more meaningful.
Last June, the happy mother received her artificial hair: “The color is stunning.
We had it trimmed and styled with the assistance of a hairdresser. Matt assured me that it suited me perfectly.” It was an extraordinarily beautiful gesture that touched the matriarch.