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What I am Thankful For - Davida Simon

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Thankful, grateful, appreciative … all words that come to mind when I think of my family, friends and yes, even my pets.
I remember an instance several years ago when I found out I had to have heart surgery. Since my family was in Chicago and I live in Colorado, my friends were with me both for the initial medical test and for the nine-hour surgery.
My sister flew in to be with me as well as several family members. A week before the surgery, while applying makeup on an actress for a TV show, I told her of the upcoming surgery. She starred into the mirror looking at my reflection and said, “How can I help?”  That seemed to be the response from everyone. One friend brought lists and charts of family’s, airport arrivals, and departures, who would make grocery purchases and food preparation and who would stay with me after surgery.

Various television production companies, on finding out I wouldn't be able to go to the film stages to do makeup, called with research projects I could do at home. One of the airbrush makeup company owners hired me to answer online questions to their customers with a hefty check to keep me going financially. As a form of home exercise my cousin, both her dog and mine, danced around my dining room table with disco music blasting from the stereo laughing and singing as the dogs ran after us barking and wagging their tails.
In a time of fear, confusion, and pain everyone was there for me. Without the help of friends and family my healing would have not gone as well as it did. I am so very, very thankful for them.

Davida was one of the makeup artists to the hit show Extreme Makeover and consultant to several of Denver’s News Channels. “The Makeup Room website gives me the opportunity to provide information to busy young women that gives them more insight on developing their image.”

Helping women feel good about themselves is a creative force that runs through makeup artist Davida Simon, creator of Simon has worked in film, television, and photography with such notables as Susan Lucci, Demi Moore and Brad Pitt, as well as CEOs’ and government officials. Besides working as a makeup artist on tv and commercial shoots, Davida’s busy life includes testing and reviewing cosmetics, beauty expert on ABC, CBS and Fox affiliates, educator and freelance beauty writer.  A special passion is helping women and teens undergoing chemotherapy, through American Cancer Society’s Look Good Feel Better program.
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1) 5/14/2010 4:17:29 AM
What a great support group! I'm a big believer that having a good support group is a major part of recovery. I just supported my cousin through her second battle with breast cancer, along with the rest of my family and friends, and I know they would do the same for me.
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