GOOD CARE: T-Leaf clothing’s Karen Van Lawick (second from left) and Deslie Anderson with Kerry Thomas and Annie Gelhaar-Grice, will be giving a local woman diagnosed with cancer an afternoon of pampering.
GOOD CARE: T-Leaf clothing’s Karen Van Lawick (second from left) and Deslie Anderson with Kerry Thomas and Annie Gelhaar-Grice, will be giving a local woman diagnosed with cancer an afternoon of pampering. Mike Richards GLADV290114PAMP

Pampering session helps to alleviate cancer heartache

THE impact of cancer treatment goes beyond health, affecting both weight and hair loss.

T-Leaf Clothing hopes to alleviate the heartache resulting from these impacts by offering a Gladstone woman diagnosed with cancer an afternoon of pampering.

Owner Karen Van Lawick said she thought of the idea upon opening the store three months ago.

"In my last job a colleague had breast cancer," Karen said.

"The weight gain and hair loss really affected her confidence."

She and colleagues have chosen the local woman who will receive the afternoon of hair, make-up, cheese, biscuits and wine, along with choosing an outfit of her choice.

"We were inundated with offers," Karen said.

The generosity of the Gladstone region overwhelmed the store owner, who said she was contacted by multiple people willing to help.

"It would be nice for other stores to come on board and offer similar things too.''

Photographer Annie Gelhaar Grice will photograph the afternoon of pampering.



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