My aunt had told me about this organization because her daughter’s girlfriend works at Martino Cartier in Sewell, NJ. I called to make an appointment and the woman explained that I would come in and see Martino for a consultation and then get a wig out of the process. I had an appointment within a week. They were so accommodating! We assumed that I would see a stylist or assistant stylist….certainly not Martino himself. We couldn’t have been more wrong. The first thing he said to me was to show him what my hair looked like prior to treatment (radiation) of my Stage 4 Lung Cancer. Unfortunately, I had long curly blondish (with the help of highlights…) hair. He advised me that wigs aren’t the friendliest or natural looking when curly. He told me to have a seat in the chair. Within five minutes, he picked out the most natural….fashionable…highlighted blonde wig that was divine and PERFECT! He showed me how to brush/style it….he even shaved the little hairs that were left behind when I lost my hair. When I went to check out, there was no charge. I can’t believe how giving this organization is. You gave me back my looks….my self-esteem…and help me in my battle to fight this illness. Thank you Martino Cartier! You are an angel and I am so lucky and thankful to Friendsarebyyourside.com!
Thank you so much Gail Benson from The Look Salon & Spa in Oviedo, FL. I found out about this program via a paper delivered to my home. The ad advertised how Gail’s salon made the transition of losing your hair through chemo back to your normal self. At the time that I saw this ad, I had already lost all my hair and had endured going to another salon to shave what remained. I wish I had known of Gail’s service at that time based on how I was treated on my first visit to her salon she shared the story about this fabulous organization called Friends Are By Your Side (FABY’S). She is totally committed in sharing information about FABY’S so others will know about this wonderful organization and its founder, Martino Cartier. Gail proudly displays our before and after pictures,
I am able to go without my wig now and truly appreciate Gail for taking care of styling my hair as it continues to grow back. I call and Gail is there to the rescue on this journey of hair growth after chemotherapy. Ms. Gail has been cutting and coloring my grays, she states she will continue to until I am back to me pre-chemo. I sooo appreciate this with being a single mom. Gail is awesome, she is always asking me how are you feeling, and has an ear to listen.
Thank you Gail and your staff for making me feel better about myself and being there for me in these times. You are truly a blessing from God that I found via an ad. I cannot thank you for your availability and your thoughtfulness. Thank you for being part of this wonderful organization (FABY’S).