Kenyan salon owner warms hearts after giving cancer patient a makeover: ‘Feel Like Queen’

  • Liz was diagnosed with cancer shortly after the burial of her grandmother, who was her only surviving relative
  • Usikimye founder Njeri wa Migwi took care of her while she studied at KCA University, where she received a scholarship for getting an A in KCSE.
  • Everything was fine until she was recently put back on chemotherapy when her cancer returned and she lost her hair.

Some of the most difficult side effects of cancer treatments may not cause physical pain. They may not cause fatigue or digestive issues. And they may only be temporary.

But for some cancer patients, hair loss can be one of the most distressing side effects of cancer treatment. Hair loss makes one feel vulnerable, embarrassed and exposed as a cancer patient.

For this reason, Usikimye founder and human rights activist, Njeri wa Migwi, took the initiative to ensure that a young girl diagnosed with cancer regains her confidence.

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Liz has suffered a lot of stigma due to hair loss. The young girl has been in Migwi’s care since she finished fourth grade after losing her grandmother, who was her only living survivor.

After getting an A in her KCSE exams, she was offered a scholarship by the Kenya University of Chartered Accountants (KCA), where she studied while undergoing treatment.

“Everything was fine until the cancer came back with a vengeance last month. She had to start chemo again, and unfortunately she lost all her hair last week,” Migwi wrote.

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Liz is battling cancer
Photo collage of Liza after getting a fabulous makeover after losing her hair due to cancer treatment. Photo: Diana Aketch.
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Splendid makeover

“She just called me crying because her classmates made fun of her. Today my heart is broken kabisa. My daughter probably needs a wig to feel like a person,” he said. -she adds.

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To find a solution to the problem, Diana Akech of Dee’s Hair and Beauty Saloon called Migwi, asking her what she wanted for her birthday, and she immediately replied: “a wig for Liz”.

Aketch had Migwi take Liz to her salon to get fitted with a wig immediately, and true to her words, she gave Liz a fabulous makeover.

“Njeri Wa Migwi, I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to meet Liz for a fabulous makeover at Dee Hair & Beauty Salon,” she captioned photos of a gorgeous Liz.

“Liz was diagnosed with cancer and suffered a lot from stigma and hair loss. I’m glad we had the chance to make her smile and feel like the queen she is,” she added.

Kenyans affected

Aketch has since warmed the hearts of many Kenyans for helping restore Liz’s confidence.

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Njeri wa Migwi wrote:

“Dee sent me this video, when I tell you I cried after the makeover, I walked in, and you could see how radiant and happy Liz was. Joy is a beautiful thing, and I I celebrate all the victories.”

Teresa Anyango said:

“Thank you, Dee for the blessings you convey. May you be blessed.”

Wairimu Ndung’u sent a message of encouragement:

“She’s beautiful. Diana Akech, please tell her to keep fighting! Because she can and will beat cancer!”

Evon Atieno Ogal Akech encouraged:

“She is beautiful even without it. I know what she goes through when a woman loses her hair due to illness. On the other hand, God makes one look at oneself a whole deeper than what is outside is beautiful. God bless the work of your hands.

BossyLady Accessoria wrote:

“This is catwalk material, so beautiful. Thank you, Dee, and thank you, Njeri! Your duo are doing an amazing job!”

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