When cancer patients go through chemo treatments, one of the side effects is hair loss. This hair loss can have a huge impact on patients battling cancer, especially women.
Sherry Phillips, owner of Merle Norman Cosmetics – located at 1210 S. Gregg St. in Big Spring, has opened up a portion of her shop to help cancer patients feel better about their appearance. There she has hats, scarves, turbans, and wigs for any of the cancer patients in Howard, Glasscock, or Martin counties who wishes to use them. There’s no charge for cancer patients to take from the collection, but Phillips only asks that the patient comes to the shop in person and calls ahead of time so that Sherry can make time to help them find something.
Phillips stated that she was inspired to do this after her mother, Joyce Phillips, passed away from cancer and that when she finally had the opportunity to put her plan into motion, she did. Phillips has been serving the citizens of Howard, Glasscock, and Martin counties for approximately 4 years and says that she’s seen a lot of patients come through over the years, but she would like to get the information out to anyone who needs it.