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Hair with heart

 

Bronte's long locks before the big chop!

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We all know how certain moments growing up were quite cringe-worthy. Whether it be the first time we were told we needed to wear glasses or braces or experienced our first acne break out. So you can imagine how scary or depressing losing your hair could be, particularly for a child. Sadly, there are many adults and kids all over the world losing their hair from chronic conditions or medical treatments. The good news is, that there are special people out there who want to make a huge difference in these people's lives. We're happy to report, we have one very special Year 5 girl who made it her mission to make such a difference.

On Tuesday, Bronte took the plunge and watched as her long locks of hair were chopped off to be used as a donation to make wigs for people affected by cancer or medically induced alopecia. This was a 4 year project of Bronte's but she was inspired by her mum 6 years ago when she shaved her head for the World's Greatest Shave. Bronte was only in kindergarten at the time and knew the significance of such a gesture. A very special friend of her mum had a daughter who lost her hair to cancer and this was their way of reaching out and offering support.

It takes great courage and selflessness for a girl at this age to go from glorious long hair to a very short bob. However we're sure you'll agree, Bronte's new look really suits her. Bronte reports that she quite likes her new hairstyle and is in no hurry to grow her hair again. We are so incredibly proud of Bronte and her generosity and we are happy to report, her older sister Avalon is now in the process of growing her hair to do the same. Avalon needs to wait another 3 years before her hair will be long enough but can't wait to donate her hair too. A donation like this makes an immense difference in the life of a child or adult who is struggling with hair loss. Kevin Heath said it well, "Wherever there is a human i need, there is an opportunity for kindness to make a difference." Well done Bronte.

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Last reviewed 15 October 2018
Last updated 15 October 2018