With one e-mail, Donna Fahey went from "Great Aunt Donna" to "Mediocre Aunt Donna."Taylor and Donna established a long-distance relationship through the website. They bonded with humour and developed a real connection, even though they never met each other in person, or even spoke on the telephone.
Yesterday she changed her image again, for a girl she hasn't met but loves superlatively.
Their relationship began in early 2003, when Fahey's 9-year-old third cousin, Taylor Adkins, was battling a brain tumor. The Hampton, Va., girl's ups and downs were followed by people all over the world via a Web site set up by one of her teachers.
Then, last April 30, Taylor died.She shaved her head on March 20th at a St. Baldrick's day event, and her group managed to raise $2500 for childhood cancer research.
Fahey knew it was coming, but still was crushed. She thought, Taylor and I were having so much fun.
So dear had Taylor become to her, Fahey wanted to do something special to honor her.
When a relative called in February to ask, "How would you like to shave your head for Taylor?" Fahey said, "Sure!"