Hair Care and Compassion

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Thursday, March 17, 2022
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This hair stylist helps patients at the local children's hospital.

Richard Cornish is a longtime stylist at a city salon, who works at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia two-and-a-half days a week. He started as a volunteer and became an employee as the Salon Services Program was officially formed. He visits the oncology unit to give patients losing their hair special buzz cuts. He also visits the rehab unit, where a fresh cut can lift up a teenager adjusting to a new reality. Twice a month, he provides cuts, color and blow-outs to parents and caregivers who -' with sick children their priority -' continually put their own needs aside.