The Oxford Academy of Hair Design in Seymour will host a Cut-A-Thon tomorrow to raise money for a local woman who is fighting a brain tumor.
Haircuts tomorrow (Wednesday, May 30) are $15 and all proceeds will benefit , a 28-year-old lifelong Oxford resident and paraprofessional at in Oxford.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the salon, located at 153 North Main St. (the mansion) in Seymour. For more information call 203-888-0097. (See the attached PDF for more information.)
About Kim Outlaw
Doctors discovered Outlaw had a brain tumor in February 2009. Ten days after her diagnosis, she had surgery, followed by nine months of chemotherapy treatment. Her condition was stable for a while, but doctors later discovered that the tumor had grown. Following more treatment, Outlaw’s condition seemed to be getting better. But recently, doctors discovered once gain the tumor had gotten larger.
Outlaw is now undergoing two different chemotherapy treatments. Because of the size of the tumor and how it affects her mobility, she has limited use of the left side of her body. Friends who are organizing the benefit dinner say Outlaw is working hard with a physical therapist and an occupational therapist to regain strength and movement in her left side.
Outlaw student-taught in Rachael Cacace’s second-grade class at Quaker Farms in the spring of 2007. (Cacace is now principal of the school.)
Outlaw began substitute teaching until she was hired as a preschool paraprofessional in the fall of 2009. She is currently working as a kindergarten paraprofessional.
When she’s not working with children, Outlaw enjoys yoga and spending time with her two dogs, Abby and Shadow. However, because of her condition, it is difficult for Outlaw to participate in two of her favorite activities, hiking and photography.
As a testament to her outgoing spirit, Outlaw makes greeting cards and paints the faces of children at birthday parties for leisure.
Editor's Note: This article originally ran on Oxford Patch.