On Monday, 3/23, we lost one of our own to covid19. What you can do to help her family.
Many of you may have seen, from us or in the news, the announcement of Mary Roman's passing. Mary became a regular of hours, coming in for a shampoo, blow out and set or the occasional haircut, almost once a week. We were not surprised that she did not come in last week, given that she was 83, though hardly a frail woman. She was still an active track & field competitor, and the last time we spoke, we lamented that the hair show I was supposed to attend, and the track meet she was supposed to attend in New Orleans, were both cancelled as concerns around the virus grew.
What we didn't know was that her absence was due to a sudden hospitalization last Sunday. She had contracted coronavirus, and was diagnosed with COVID19. And then, we got word online that she had passed away on Monday night.
Given the circumstances with stay-at-home, restrictions against gatherings, and Mary's wishes, the family is faced with unusually high fees with regards to the handling of her remains and funeral costs. We called Michael, her son with whom she lived, to see what we could do to help, and he said the biggest burden right now are those expenses. So, we started a GoFundMe page for Mary.
Please, consider a donation or, if you can't afford one right now, please share on your social media and in your circle.
Salon owner. Unicorn. Baller.