It’s often the little things that strengthen the bond between mother and daughter, making the relationship special. This also means, however, that simple daily tasks can become a real struggle if the mom passes away, leaving a massive gap in any child’s life.
At just nine years of age, Isabella Pieri experienced a tragic loss of this kind. After suffering for years with a rare brain disease, her beloved mom, Patricia Pieri, lost her battle and died. Her husband was left to bring up their daughter alone in Alpine, Utah.
Raised by her father
Grieving dad Philip Pieri, 47, tried his best to fill the parental gap that his wife had left. But there were some tasks that he found more difficult than others. For instance, despite teaching Isabella to look after herself in most respects, maintaining his young daughter’s hair was a job that they both dreaded.
Needs help with hair
Indeed, Philip admitted to being totally clueless when it came to styling Isabella’s locks. In fact, he even went so far as to give his daughter a crew cut shortly after his wife’s death in a desperate attempt to control her flowing hair.
It always grew back
“I originally just gave her a crew cut because I didn’t know how, and it was all tangled and I couldn’t get it out for anything,” Philip told KSL-TV in March 2018. Still, two years later, Isabella’s hair had grown long again. But that brought the issue of how to style it back to the surface.