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Donated Wigs Stolen From Iowa Cancer Patient Going Through Chemo
"I just can't believe that somebody would go that low to steal a cancer patient's wig," Christina Carter, who has stage three breast cancer, said.
It seems that someone stole a box full of wigs that were intended to boost a cancer patient’s confidence.
Christina Carter, of Sioux City, Iowa has been struggling to make ends meet while battling breast cancer. That's when her Facebook friend Lysa Youngquist, who Carter hasn’t spoken to in nearly three decades and whom she lives a three-hour drive away from noticed that Carter’s GoFundMe didn’t have any funds. The fundraiser states, “Stage 3 breast cancer. Total breast removal. No income. Cannot work. Tumor being shrunk.”
Youngquist wanted to help her longtime friend who was in the midst of chemo. She shared the fundraiser and helped raise thousands but she wanted to do even more.
"I can't take her cancer away but maybe I can take away some of the other burdens that comes along with that. [...] I'm just going to see if I can find some hair for her. So I put another post up, and sent some messages out to some girl friends of mine who I knew had had breast cancer," Youngquist told KCAU in Sioux City. She and her friends were able to put together a thoughtful care package, packed with $500 worth of wigs and other accessories for Carter.
"They said it would be there about Monday. So Monday about 5 p.m. she reached out to me and said you know that package never arrived and I stayed home all day," Youngquist told KCAU.
Even though UPS confirmed that it was delivered, it never got into Carter’s hands. Carter believes it has been stolen.
"I just can't believe that somebody would go that low to steal a cancer patient's wig," Carter told KCAU.
She is hoping that whoever took it will give it back.
"Bring it back. No harm, no foul. Just bring it back," Carter pleaded.
Youngquist told Oxygen that even though she is devastated, she said the items are replaceable. In fact, since the box has gone missing, at least one store has donated a wig for Carter. As for anyone who took the box, Youngquist told Oxygen that, “good people do bad things. I’m sure this person [that may have stolen the box,] if it was their mom or their sister or their girlfriend and they knew what was in that box, I guarantee they wouldn't have taken it. But now if you know, you might want to bring it back to her. You may not want to bring it back to her step, but maybe bring it to a church or a fire station. Somewhere where it can get back to her.”
People expressed outrage and concern over the missing package.