is Our Story ~
This beautiful woman is
my mother, Mary. She is the talent and inspiration
behind Doma Designs.
I learned I had cancer in 2000, my loving Mother rose to the
occasion ~ as she always did in a crisis ~ and did her best to make the
experience less painful for me. Before losing my hair to
chemotherapy we searched for alternative headwear but were not
satisfied with the products found in most stores because they did not
offer full coverage for total hair loss.
I purchased a wig but it was so uncomfortable for me that I never wore it.
mother went to the drawing board
determined to create something that would work for me. She designed
several hats and then adjusted and refined the designs until they covered all the right places and felt securely
in place. It was important to me that I could wear a hat without fear of it
falling off or slipping out of place. Comfort was my
main concern ~ but Mom wanted me to feel pretty so she added
in the style and elegance.
so many other women experiencing hair loss began asking where they
could find headwear like mine, we decided there was a need for us to
Mom's designs with others. Doma
Designs has been a family effort started out of love and a passion to help
With great sorrow to
us, in October of 2002 our beloved Mother got
up early in the morning, sat down in her favorite chair and quietly left
this world from a massive heart attack. Losing Mom has been the
hardest thing we have ever endured. She left behind a husband,
seven children and their spouses, 16 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren
and a wealth of extended family and friends who adored her so much and who miss her deeply.
My dear mother was not only a mender of cloth, but a mender of spirit and
hope. Doma Designs was a labor of love for her and she literally
gave her heart to it. It was her desire for us to send silent prayers and well
wishes to every person who wore Doma Designs. We will continue the
work she started because we know her love, prayers and support continue to be a part of all we do.
wish you good health and happiness,
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