EDITOR:The letter "Without her wig" is about my sister Julie. She is a wife, mother, grandmother. She called me the day that these people yelled out that word at her.
She was not so much concerned about herself, but the word in general.
How terrible it is and no body should throw any slurs or hurtful words to anyone in any situation.
My sister drives herself to her treatments after driving her husband to work, and picks him up after he is done with work because they only have one car. And she only wears her 'wig' or hat when the grandkids are around as to not frighten or confuse them. I appreciate you running this story about my beautiful, strong, loving sister.
One more thing about my sister Julie who is the person in your "Without her wig" story.
If Julie would have heard someone yelling this out at anyone else, she would have taken them aside, given them a stern but loving lecture about acceptance-love-equality-compassion.
I would encourage your newspaper to forward this on to other media outlets. The bigger story beyond this little encounter is worth people knowing and hearing it.
People from all walks of life and in any difficult situation should hear her story.
Cancer is expensive in every way, financially, emotionally ,physically.
And not just on the one with the disease, but their families as well.
No one wants to hear about a loved one being bullied in this way.