For more than a decade, West Mane Salon owner Kelly Hiers has struggled with Crohn’s disease.
“You can only take out so much and then you can’t survive,” says Hiers.
Part of Hiers’ intestines were removed as a result of the inflammatory bowel disease.
Hiers continued to say, “I had to battle with it for several years and did several medications and finally I had to have surgery.”
Hiers was diagnosed at age 20, but says long before her chronic condition she knew she wanted to cut hair.
“Somebody would say what do you want to do when you grow up, I’d say I want to go to hair school.”
Now she’s using her talents to cut through Crohn’s.
“I would like to help find a cure, I would like to help donate and raise money and raise awareness and funds to help research.”
Hiers and her team of stylists are offering their services in exchange for donations to fund cures for inflammatory bowel diseases.
Crohn’s disease may not be going away, but Hiers says she isn’t either.
West Mane Salon in Forsyth will be cutting hair in the back parking lot Saturday, September 24th. A $15 minimum donation is required and that money will go towards the Take Steps Walk Toward a Cure for Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.