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Dec 18

Paul Frontiero III Memorial Wig Campaign

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“Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

In June 2015 I set out on a mission to try and help someone in need and memorialize a dear friend. I had the vision of getting a wig to an someone who found themselves in a medical hardship with the backing of Fr33 Aid, as outlined in our original post.

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I spoke with many people about Fr33 Aid, my late friend Paul Frontiero, and our objective. There were several times when I found a potential recipient. Although, those who did meet the criteria did not have an interest in wearing a wig.

18 months had gone by and I was thinking perhaps I bit off more than I could chew. I had all the things I needed in place to accomplish our goal except the one crucial element, the recipient. I reached out to various mainstream organizations and social workers to try and bridge the gap between us and an individual who was interested in obtaining a real-hair wig with no success due to health insurance patient privacy laws.

In the process I learned a variety of things about different groups that specialize in the wig charities. Of the available charities there were some that were more charitable than others.

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Pantene Beautiful Lengths was one that stood out to me. Pantene in partnership with American Cancer Society make and distribute real-hair wigs for women battling cancer at no cost to the patient, a truly charitable endeavor.

I want to thank everyone who helped spread this campaign and believed in us. Although this is not the exact ending I had in mind I am confident that the goal will be reached anonymously through this great organization.

To Paul, Thank you for being a shining light of inspiration for me now and forever.

-Michael Lindskog

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