Associates and a resident wearing their wigs

When an associate in the nursing department at Life Care Center of Waynesville, Missouri, was diagnosed with breast cancer, the facility family rallied around in support.


Due to chemotherapy treatments, the associate started losing her hair. On her first day of wearing a wig, many other associates from all different departments wore wigs to work to show that they were standing with her. Even a resident participated.


“This journey has been hard enough to deal with but to lose my hair has been traumatic,” the associate said. “The support of my work family makes me feel a little less alone, and they even managed to turn support into something fun. It meant a lot to me.”