Moses Lake hairdresser diagnosed with cancer

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  • Courtesy photo/Belinda Alvarado and her daughter Caprice Gonzales.

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    Courtesy photo/Belinda Alvarado alongside her family during a family vacation.

  • Courtesy photo/Belinda Alvarado and her daughter Caprice Gonzales.

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    Courtesy photo/Belinda Alvarado alongside her family during a family vacation.

MOSES LAKE — A well-known Moses Lake hairdresser announced she has been diagnosed with cancer earlier this week.

Belinda Alvarado, the owner of B’s Barbershop located at 223 East 3rd Avenue in Moses Lake, announced on social media earlier this week that she has been diagnosed with cancer.

“I have been diagnosed with stage 2B cervical cancer. I want you all to hear this from me. I’m not a candidate for surgery so I will be starting radiation and chemo next week. I will be in Spokane five days a week for treatment for the next 6-8 weeks if everything goes ok,” Alvarado stated.

Alvarado credited her shop for giving her family a good life and keeping her happy.

“The shop has always brought happiness to my life, it allowed me to raise my family, live a good life and to meet you all and grow close relationships with people I adore. I’ve watched families grow and boys become men. You all have treated me so good all these years and I’m not ready to let that go yet so with that being said I’m going to fight this battle and I’m going to work as much as possible,” Alvarado stated.

Alvarado appreciated all the love and support she has received from family and friends that were aware of her diagnosis.

“I want to thank all my family and friends that know about my diagnosis I’ve had nothing but love and support I thank God for being so lucky to have the people I do in my life. Everything is now and God’s hands and I trust in him and I’m going to stay positive and get through this for my kids and family they need me. Thank you all for your friendship and business all these years,” she added.

Despite her diagnosis, Alvarado hosted a Halloween Night for kids, with free hot dogs and candy. It’s not just about cutting hair for Alvarado and her family, she gives back in her community whenever she can. Since 2017, she has hosted a free Thanksgiving dinner for those in need because she says everyone deserves a hot Thanksgiving meal.

“We should all share and give thanks whenever we can,” she stated back in 2017.

A GoFundMe has been created to support Alvarado and her family while she undergoes chemotherapy for the next six to eight weeks in Spokane. As of press time, $2,055 has been raised out of the $5,000 goal that has been established.

For Erika Alvarado, Belinda’s niece, she says Belinda is one of the kindest, most passionate, caring, and talented people you’ll ever meet.

“She opens her shop, her heart, and her wallet to ANYONE in need without hesitation or judgment daily,” Erika Alvarado stated.

She continued, “Belinda would never ask for help from any of you as she’s always been better at helping others over herself which is why I am reaching out. I know many of you love her like family and would love to help her like she helps others. More than anything at all we are asking for your thoughts and prayers that God protects her in her travels and with his healing hands during this scary time. If you can donate any amount, we know she will benefit from knowing she has one less thing to worry about and focus on battling this beast. Also, if you can please share this post and give as many in the community a chance to help her in gift and prayer.”

You can visit the GoFundMe campaign by clicking HERE.

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