Bride-to-be with cancer who lost tresses to chemo will tie the knot with full head of hair after friend donates her locks for wig
17:57 GMT, 14 March 2012
A Bride-to-be who is fighting cancer will tie the knot with a full head of hair after a friend made a gift of her own locks for a made-to-measure wig.
Ellie Jeffery, 29, lost her hair after receiving her fifth dose of chemotherapy during her hospital treatment.
She was unsure how to cover her head for her wedding to fiance Tom Thostrup, 35, in North Yorkshire on June 10.
Before: Ellie Jeffery, right, with her friend Miffy Grubb, who volunteered to donate her hair to the cancer victim
After: Miffy, left, shares Ellie's bald look after allowing her to shear off her locks
Then well-wisher Miffy Grubb, 29, stepped forward and offered her own hair for Ellie's big day.
Now Miss Grubb has shaved her head and donated her hair to her friend.
Ellie, from Brixton, South London, told her friends about the gift on a blog which chronicles her battle with the illness.
Ellie wrote: ‘Not only is this a massively brave and generous thing to do, it will also provide me with hair to use for a made-to-measure wig.
‘If I don't end up with hair for the wedding, the plan was to invest in a real-hair weave that would be stuck on.
‘Because of Miffy's amazingness, I now have the hair.’
Getting started: Beaming Ellie begins the process of cutting off Miffy's hair
Smiles better: Both Ellie and Miffy laugh off the head shaving as the final touches are made, right
She adds that another friend has agreed to turn the locks of hair into a wig for her.
Ellie has been diagnosed with secondary breast cancer that has spread to her lungs, liver and bones. Doctors at Charing Cross Hospital in Hammersmith told her last year that she had only months to live.
Miss Grubb, from Islington, said: ‘It was surprisingly fun having my head shaved. It took longer than I thought because we had to preserve the hair so I couldn't just go for it.
‘It was cut off in small sections. I was prepared for having a shaved head. I have got a warm hat to wear.’
Ellie’s blog is followed by a number of celebrities, including Stephen Fry.
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