Kerrin Taylor made certain the pensioner’s household knew in regards to the nasty lump behind his ear (Image: PA)
A household has paid tribute to a persistent hairdresser who could have saved their father’s life.
When James Mackenzie, 82, went for his common trim, his hairdresser Kerrin Taylor seen a lump behind his ear.
She recommended he get it checked out, however fearing he wouldn’t, she contacted a household pal who informed Mr Mackenzie’s daughter.
That led to a GP appointment and a referral to a specialist, who confirmed the lump was a basal cell carcinoma.
The widower is because of have it eliminated later this month.
His daughter, Clare Peevers, mentioned: ‘I had by no means met Kerrin earlier than however I knew her identify as a result of she used to chop my mum’s hair.
‘I knew she was very good to my father when my mom died and gave him his first haircut without spending a dime as a result of I believe he should have walked in wanting a bit misplaced.
‘My mom all the time reduce his hair and I don’t suppose he had ever been to a hairdresser.’
The lump turned out to be a basal cell carcinoma (Image: PA)
Mrs Peevers mentioned her dad went to the 4 Market Road Hair Salon in Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, and admitted to Miss Taylor that the lump had been bothering him.
She added: ‘She mentioned that wasn’t good and mentioned he wanted to see a health care provider about it and he mentioned “Sure, sure, sure” – typical man.
‘He didn’t say something to me about it and she or he simply thought he wasn’t going to do something about it. I believe she might inform from his response.’
Miss Taylor then spoke to Graham Archer, whose hair she additionally cuts, and he informed Mrs Peevers.
‘I don’t understand how she knew they have been linked however one way or the other she had labored out he knew my father and informed him,’ Mrs Peevers mentioned.
She added: ‘I believe that is my manner of claiming thanks to Kerrin and exhibiting how they give the impression of being after their prospects.’
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