The remarkable Dr. Jennifer Mamby-Alexander is an award winning businesswoman who has just opened Jamaica’s first hair loss clinic.
Dr Jennifer Mamby-Alexander
Dr Mamby-Alexander has definitely gone down the road less travelled. Since graduating from St Hugh’s High School in the West Indies she has been carving out a career helping others to fight cancer, and so much more besides.
Her career is all the more impressive when you discover that she received her own diagnosis 32 years ago… a stage 4 breast cancer. Since when she has used her experience to champion understanding and encourage others in their own battle with the disease.
At a recent award ceremony, where she was collecting the 2018 Mavis Watts Award from the Business & Professional Women’s Club (BPW) of St Andrew, her acceptance speech gave a tiny insight into her wholly admirable character.
The story she shared in her speech told us something about her single-mindedness and a lot about just how impressive she can be in person. She had been invited to be a guest speaker at a function in Nigeria and decided to take with her 3 suitcases stuffed with copies of her book ” A Practical Guide to Coping With Cancer” – which she intended to distribute free at the function. On arriving at the British Airways desk the rules around baggage weight allowance were explained to her as the reason why her bags could not be accepted onto the plane. She persisted by showing the BA representative her book and explaining why she had so many copies. “When I was finished explaining, they checked in the three bags and upgraded me to first class without charging me one cent extra.”
Heading Into Hair Loss
With her wealth of commitments and a business to run, she founded and owns the only non-hospital based clinic in Jamaica where fine-needle aspiration biopsies are performed, she somehow found the time to add yet another string to her bow. She has trained as a trichologist and opened The Hair Loss Clinic of Jamaica.
HIS Hair Clinic
Our thanks to the Jamaica Observer for bringing this wonderful woman to our attention, you can see their original article here. A passionate and driven doctor who has never been tempted to leave her home to chase dollars elsewhere, and one not prepared to sit on her considerable laurels. A great addition to the hair loss world.
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