Cookie’s Place Boutique has a very specific niche, and Lindy French knows her customer.
“They can be going through any kind of cancer but I would say probably the majority of our patients are breast cancer.”
Tucked inside the Regional Cancer Center, the shop is a world away from a medical setting. It has the look and feel of a luxury spa.
“We do aromatherapy, we do a lot of hates, we do jewelry, we do several gift items, we do a lot of scarves and of course we do the massages,” says Lindy.
But the main attraction is the rows and rows and rows of wigs.
“Some women come in and they just want to go totally different and do something out of the realm of what they usually do,” says Lindy.
This is one of the few places where women come and are encouraged to look in the mirror and rediscover themselves and their inner beauty.
“When you have cancer, a lot of choices are taken away from you, you did not choose to have cancer. But when you come in here, you have choices and they can choose to be a different type of a person and some women that inspires them and some women it gives them hope,” says Lindy.
Erini is one of the many, who came here as a patient and left a loyal customer.
“She’s got the best wigs in town but that’s not the only reason I’m coming here I’m coming here because she has become my friend, and that’s it.”
“I am touched by, the response from these women and how thankful that they are to me for what I do for them, but in all actuality these women have no idea what they do for me,” says Lindy.
It’s all part of the sweet success of Cookie’s Place.
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