JUPITER, Fla. — A local teacher got a lesson in locks of love on Sunday. A Jupiter salon opened its doors to help the teacher, who is battling cancer.
With each cut and each blow dry, local teacher Cindy Davies got a little help. “I’m overwhelmed by their help in all this,” Davies said. “I feel blessed that they would do this for me.”
Davies was diagnosed with breast cancer in March. She has one more chemotherapy treatment to go, but she still has a medical bill of about $1,700 she needs to pay.
“The school board denied my FMLA because it’s state law you have to have 1250 hours of work over 12 months, and I had 950 hours because it was my first year back from being home with my kids,” Davies said.
Many of Davies’ friends and family stopped by for the cut-a-thon. Even the very young got in on the action. Salon owner Veronica Tranchina said the response has been overwhelming. “People who don’t even work here have come to offer their services, which has really been an extra blessing for all of us,” Tranchina said.
“I just want to thank everyone here at Salon Labrea just for being here and helping me do this,” Davies said. There was no word on how much money was raised on Sunday.