Dare Amanda to Cut Her Hair

Dare Amanda to Cut Her Hair

From Amanda Johnson

My sister Melinda, mother of 5, and all around amazing person is fighting breast cancer. The funds raised will go to help pay for the cost of a wig if needed, medical costs, child care costs and other expenses.  So da...

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Update #34

about 1 month ago

Ready for the mail! I have been a small family vacay/wedding so I know everyone is heart broken I have not posted lately but here are my braids for donation. I have 43 days left on the fundly account so please share with your friends. The donation goes directly to Melinda. I am just so grateful for everyone's generosity.

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Melinda is an amazing person, the heart of her family, neighborhood and church.  A patient, caring mother who is always giving to her  children and anyone else she can.  She is the Ethel to my Lucy.  

Melinda's Story

Melinda had a routine mammogram and had a clean bill of health but after examining dense tissue, the doctors discovered a lump that could not even be felt in an exam and did not show in the mammogram.  Although it has only been a couple of months on this journey, Melinda has continued to fight and stay positive.  After the biopsy and lumpectomy, She is about to begin treatment.  She needs help with costs of childcare and miscellaneous medical expenses.  If her treatment causes hair loss, She can use the hair YOU dared to be cut to be made into a wig.  Donations would also help cover the cost of the labor of hand sewing the wig.  I will be cutting my hair no matter what Melinda needs.  Fair is Fair. So I accept your DARE!

My sister has never turned anyone way in her life and has always been there for me no matter what scheme I roped her into.  Our high school had a beautiful ceremony where the underclassman hand the graduate a rose and the graduate hand them a candle aptly named candle rose.  Typically the graduate passes on wisdom in a written note.  Hanging in my office is the paper Melinda wrote to me and that inspires me every day.  "You can pick your friend and your nose but not your sister or her nose."  So true and so wise.  

She is a gift to everyone and we can make her battle easier if we all just give a little.  Thank you everyone!!

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Amanda Johnson posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #34

Ready for the mail! I have been a small family vacay/wedding so I know everyone is heart broken I have not posted lately but here are my braids for donation. I have 43 days left on the fundly account so please share with your friends. The donation goes directly to Melinda. I am just so grateful for everyone's generosity.

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Amanda Johnson posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #33

In just seven days we have had 50 individuals donate exceeding our goal. You have no idea how much your support means to me. I will leave the link active for those who want to still contribute. Thank you all!

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about 1 month ago

Update #32

I feel much lighter-- 7 oz lighter to be exact. 15-17 inches are removed. To clarify the haircut itself ws not funded by your donation. All that money is going directly to Melinda. My thanks to M salon in the Loop in Kissimmee. Doing a fantastic job as always.

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Update #31

Feeling regret you didn't get a chance to donate? No worries. I am leaving this page up. Thank you for everyone who has donated. I can't believe we reached our goal. Of course anyone who has walked this path knows cancer is expensive. Medical expenses, child care and other things add up. So if you want to support Melinda through her journey feel free to use the link and send money. I assure you they are good stewards of their money and every donation no matter how small will help. And all money raised goes directly to Melinda. If you are looking for other ways besides this to help out, just message me. I'm sure there is something!

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about 1 month ago

Update #30

What amazing people there are in this world. So you dared me! Here I go! I am taking off 15 - 17 inches depending on the layer. Thank you for your generosity!

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about 1 month ago

Update #29

Melinda's current proposed treatment plan is over the course of seven months including chemo and radiation. I know she will get to the other side of this. She has an amazing support system and I cannot thank you enough. If you did not get a chance to contribute to the cause and you want to, you still can. All donations will go toward medical expenses, child care costs and the labor to make the wig. Your generosity means everything to me

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Amanda Johnson posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #28

We did IT! We met our goal and in less than one week from the launch. We received 38 individual donations. Thank you so much. As you have guessed I love Melinda so much I am just so happy that you have helped me support her in these tough times. 15 inches is ready to come off! Stay tuned for photos

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Amanda Johnson posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #26

We are $3 away from our goal!

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Amanda Johnson posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #27

look what I found Meghan Burns Lietz! Thank you for your donation!

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about 1 month ago

Update #25

Amazing only 1/3 left to go! My make up is complete! Someone give this girl a scissors

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about 1 month ago

Update #24

my stylist Genevieve says it is time for a makeover! We are up to 9 inches people. Here are some wig fun facts. The hand tying of hair uses 3 inches of the strand and another .5 inch to and inch is lost in styling. So if we get to 15 inches it will match her current length perfectly.

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about 1 month ago

Update #23

SLAM DUNK! we are half way there!!! woo hoo! Please share link and also feel free to post photos of your own glory days.

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about 1 month ago

Update #22

amazing that 27 people have donated. I will catch up on photos I promise. Enjoy 8th grade school photo. Do not ignore the awesome sweater.

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about 1 month ago

Update #21

WHAT! Im up to 6 inches! Look how shocked I am. Please share the link with friends. I will cut up to 15 inches! I know this is not a hair photo (I have always rocked a ponytail) but man look at those frames.

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about 1 month ago

Update #20

23 generous donations from all over this country (and Germany). As I promised one beautiful hair photo for each donation. enjoy this picture it is an 80's party in the late 90's. lol My hair was meant for the 80's. Please share this on your page so we can meet our goal!

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Amanda Johnson posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #19

WHAT?!? we are up to 5 inches of hair! Look how surprised Kevin looks! actually coaster hair -- just don't care. Share with your friends. Do you think we can get all 15 inches?

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Amanda Johnson posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #18

Thank you Oliver Frischemeier for our FIRST international donation!

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Amanda Johnson posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #17

WE ARE 1/3 OF THE WAY THERE!!!! I cannot believe your generosity! And here is a reward. a throwback of Kevin and I -- late 90's. To clarify 1990's. His parents said "Lets go for breakfast" We got in the car and they drove to Wisconsin. This was on the way! btw there are a lot of breakfast places in Illinois. I wasn't expecting to be kidnapped across state lines.

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about 1 month ago

Update #15

While we slept, people donated! Enjoy this treasure from college PADI certification. Even though is was May, the Michigan lake was so cold!!! Thank you for your donation Beth Qualls!

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Update #14

While we slept, people donated! Enjoy this treasure from college PADI certification. Even though is was May, the Michigan lake was so cold!!! Thank you for your donation Beth Qualls!

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