August 25, 2015

A long, blonde, curly-haired wig

When we heard about this adorable 8 (almost 9) year old boy who spent 2 years growing out his hair to donate, we just had to tell you all about him!
 Meet Ramberg, aka Boogie, who was inspired at just 6 years old when his cousins Lexi & Izy donated their hair. His mom quotes him on July 22, 2013 as having said
Someone would just love a curly haired wig!"
The hair needed to be at least 12 inches and during the process he was called a girl more times than he could count, but that didn't stop Boogie from being determined to grow out his hair. He said that his favorite thing about having long hair was 
"Rubbing it on my back and when people would play with it", 
but it was difficult having to get the soap out and brush it. 
He would love for whomever receives the hair to know that it came from a boy.
Boogie feels "Happy and excited that someone without hair will be able to have hair," and if you're considering donating he'd love for you to know that "It's fun to donate your hair because other people that will get to have your hair, will feel happy because it was thoughtful of you."
Boogie's mom describes him as being "amazing at Legos and anything artsy. He truly is incredibly talented. His creative mind is a huge part of him and he is always impressing people with it. 
He has been a giver since he was a toddler
He loves to give away his artwork and anything he has to give. He was definitely sent here to share his love of life and love of people. He is kind, a good boy that makes many good choices. We are proud of him and his accomplishments, I admire his courage to stand strong through this experience by blessing another."

When we asked him if he would consider growing his hair out again, Boogie said "Maybe." We're sure that whomever receives the wig made from your gorgeous locks will appreciate their "long, blonde, curly haired wig!"

August 7, 2015

KimKaps Ambassadors: Mary Beth

We work in the OR in Anniston, Alabama. I am a nurse anesthetist and receiving Kaps were all the female anesthesia department and a couple of our friends who are circulating RN's and the fabulous Charge Nurse!

August 5, 2015

KimKaps Ambassadors: Haley

On a typical day you can usually find me doing a DaVinci or an ENT case as those are my two specialties. If I'm not scrubbed in, I help with turnovers or pulling case carts for the following day. I'm so glad I won this contest and could share my love of KimKaps with my coworkers who also love them ! Our scrubs are so bland, so we love to style them up with your hats ! Thanks so much !

July 23, 2015

KimKaps Ambassadors: Anita

I'm Anita and I work as a nurse anesthetist in a hospital's operating room and surgery center.
I consider myself truly lucky that I get to work with such a genuinely dedicated group of nurses, doctors, and other healthcare personnel.  The cases we see can vary in nature and complexity, but we consistently give 100% every day.
Not every day is easy, but I can always leave work knowing I have done my best to care for the health and well-being of my patients during a time when they needed it the most. The generous gift of KimKaps enables us to express who we are as health care providers and individuals, while adding a little color to the workplace!  Thank you for brightening our day while we continue to care for our patients.

July 19, 2015

Medical Mission: Bolivia

Thank you for your generous gift of caps that were given to the personnel of Clinica Prosalud Cochabamba, the hospital that hosts our surgical group.  This past May, MIMA traveled from Illinois and Florida to Bolivia.  

   With the help of two surgeons, and multiple medical personnel volunteering their time, we performed 52 surgeries in six days to help under served patients.  The recipients of your generous gift were excited and proud to come to work everyday with their beautiful surgical caps.
Thank you again.
Lisa vargas RN

July 6, 2015

KimKaps Ambassador: Caitlin

In May we started our Ambassador program, customers could email their order number during that month and be entered for a chance to win 8 KimKaps in the styles of their choice and in an exclusive fabric that was only for our Ambassadors.
We chose 5 KimKappers for that month and here's what Caitlin had to say about her experience:
As anesthesiologist assistant students we are always on the go from the OR to class and back at it the next day.  We spend our free time studying and preparing for our cases in order to learn how to treat our current and future patients to the best of our ability.  During our time in school and in the OR we can tend to get stuck in a scrub rut of wearing the same ciel blue all the time.  We love our KimKaps because they give us the opportunity to stand out and express our style and personality all while upholding our professional appearances.  KimKaps come in so many cute patterns and a variety of styles that there is something to fit everyone's needs.  We want to thank KimKaps for choosing us as the June ambassadors for their brand and we can't wait to wear them and share them with our classmates!!

June 19, 2015

Kaps for Cancer

 Lisa, an OR manager, sent us an email regarding one of the OR circulators who was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer and would be undergoing aggressive chemo and a bilateral mastectomy. Lisa wrote this about Robin:

"Robin has been the clinical heart of our small OR for the past 6 years. This has been a devastating blow to our OR family and we all want to show our support on a daily basis, especially when our brave Robin comes back to work.

Of course we wanted to help Robin's coworkers show their support to her during this trying time, and they selected our HUGS caps with a cute coordinating polka dot band and had Robin's initials embroidered on them as well. 
After receiving the caps Lisa wrote in to tell us:
"We participated in Medline's Pink Glove Dance wearing them today!!! From the bottom of our hearts we appreciate the  hats and the monogramming. Thanks again for helping us show Robin how much we love her!!"

Robin, we wish you the best. What an amazing group of people you have rallying around you!

June 9, 2015

Medical Mission: Philippines

ISMS Team ENT mission to Cavite, Philippines

After a grueling 38 hours journey, leaving JFK in a blizzard, ISMS TEAM ENT arrived in Cavite in the Southern Louzon province of the Philippines. Our team was met with a deluge of giant thyroid tumors and head and neck pathology. Our ENT Head and Neck Surgeons faced some of the largest goiters we had ever seen and we were challenged with many thyroid cancer cases. 
Many of the cases lasted 3-4 hours in length and our team’s stamina was put to the test. While we ran 2 operating rooms with head and neck pathology, our Plastic Surgeon was handling the many cleft lip and palate surgeries that were from the area in and around Manila as well as patients who traveled for several hours from the hurricane leveled city of Tacloban for our help. 

Our team was challenged to the fullest with a 6.5 hour parotid tumor resection and reconstruction that required the skills of all 4 surgeons due to its complexity. 

The people of the Philippines were welcoming and wished our speedy return.

June 8, 2015

Medical Mission: Guatemala

  We've recently had the opportunity to send several Kaps along to Guatemala with Angela, a KimKapper who is traveling with the organization Faith In Practice. She writes:
"It is an honor to join the doctors, nurses, surgical technicians, etc. who give their time and skills for such an amazing opportunity, to bring a better quality of life to someone in need."
 You can follow their service on their blog HERE and for more info on how you can receive a donation of Kaps for your upcoming Medical Mission email us at

Medical Mission: Mexico

 My name is Heather and I go on an annual mission trip to San Miguel, Mexico where we perform orthopedic surgery for children that  otherwise would not be able to have it done.
Cerebral palsy, club feet, hip dysplasia, and spina bifida are some of the disorders we see. we go for 8 days and operate for 4-5 very full, long days.
Other days are spent in the makeshift clinic. Much of the apparel we take down there, scrubs, shoes, etc. we donate to the hospital staff in Mexico that help organize the trip, feed us, and allow us to stay in their homes.
It's an amazing trip and I loved taking some of your hats for both the mission crew and the local people. The scrub caps were awesome, the Kids First crew loved them and so did the hospital staff from San Miguel.
The Kids First mission trip to San Miguel Mexico was an absolute success! We performed 67 surgeries in 4 days!!