South Australia

Carolyn caps off a good year

ON SHOW: Carolyn Mugford, centre, with Paul Vasileff and Vicki Jellie, is making special headwear for people going through cancer treatment.
Picture: Calum Robertson

WHEN Carolyn Mugford lost her beloved hair to the ravages of chemotherapy in 2011, she tried to disguise her balding head.

But the wig she bought badly irritated her sensitive scalp and she didn’t like the head covers she found. So she took matters into her own hands. “I’ve always sewn, so I thought I’d make something for myself,” she said, recalling her ongoing fight against non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

“I made a ‘cap’ out of a soft cotton semi-stretch material and made it with only two seams because my head was so sensitive. “I also wore a pretty scarf wound around the cap, which I tied at the nape of my neck … I felt great.”

The next time the Strathalbyn resident attended chemotherapy at Flinders Hospital, she wore her cap and was surprised when other women under going treatment asked her where she go…

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