20 cancer patients participated in a unique makeover experience.
They were invited to a studio. Their hair and makeup were completely redone.
During the transformation, they were asked to keep their eyes shut.
A photographer then immortalized the moment they opened their eyes. (x)
This is pretty weak tbh. “Okay ladies, I get that you’re deathly ill and feel cheated out of life, here a makeover will make you feel better!” I just don’t get why they picked a makeover of all things, that would make them feel bad about themselves afterwards, it’d have made more sense to go with an “inner beauty” theme for freaking cancer patients, especially given the types of anecdotes they were giving at the beginning. maybe something creativity or nature related. Of all things why a makeover? :/
You must not have watched the video before you made that comment, or else you would have realized the nature behind the “makeovers.”
note the “Unique” in the unique makeover experience. They weren’t made beautiful for a few moments so they could feel carefree. Beauty does not make someone carefree.
Carefree by definition is the idea of not caring about situations for a few moments. Someone who lives carefree enjoys their life….
these women closed their eyes and expected to open it to a more enhanced version of themselves… when they opened their eyes, they saw their face with Presidential Wigs and orange mohawks. They looked different. they LOOKED carefree. they were surprised into laughter. the ridiculousness of their appearance allowed for them for a few moments to forget what was happening on the inside of their body. to laugh from the inside of their being, rather than from hollowness.
they were brought together with 20 other women who had just as funny pictures taken. Each one had the moment of ridiculousness captured in a photo, and they could share it with people going through the same thing as they were. So not only did they get one moment of absolute carefree feelings… but they also got an experience with 20 other people. 20 people who got to laugh with them.
I can bet that they all swapped phone numbers, and are a source of support now. It’s not about something deeper that will heal their heart. Their hearts and their stress could only be healed by the healing of their cancer…
let’s give them a moment of joy. A collection of companions. a new group of friends.
it’s about the moment to remember, and the friends that came from it.
not “lets make these people pretty yeah shallow fun whoop de doop”
that was honestly one of the happiest things I’ve seen in a while.