"I was so young, I don't remember a whole lot," said Barrett's daughter. "I remember silly things. She had to shave her hair off. We went to an amusement park with a church group, and I remember she wore a big straw hat that she tied under her chin so it wouldn't blow off on the roller coaster."
Since then, both mother and daughter have participated in local breast cancer walks and supported the American Cancer Society.
So far, Maiden said she had received nothing but sympathetic comments in response to her petition. "A lot of them are breast cancer survivors, and others are girls with moms," she said. "It seems like a lot of women agree this is an issue."
"Every woman knows someone that has been impacted by breast cancer, and women are passionate about this cause," Maiden wrote in her petition. "What better way to give back to women than to help cancer survivors feel good about themselves?"