My grandfather was one such person. He bravely fought off seven different types of cancer during the last 20 years of his life. Sadly, he lost his final fight. What started out as a special way to remember granda for the 20th anniversary of his death has turned into a much larger and longer personal campaign.
For the past year and a half (20 months to be exact) I have been growing my hair to donate for wigs and it is now long enough to be cut.
I have always done what I can to help children in some way, both as a teacher, and in all other aspects of my life too. Seeing children who were suffering through cancer and other diseases, and seeing what they had to endure through various treatments, allowed me to see some of the most courageous battles imaginable. For that reason I decided to donate my hair for children's wigs through a charity called Wigs for Kids.
Wigs for Kids provides wigs for children who have lost their hair due to a medical condition or as a result of treatments.
In addition to donating my hair, I am hoping to make a financial donation as well to the charity. According to Wigs for Kids, it can cost up to $1800 to make just one wig for a child. It is my hope that I can raise some funds to help offset those costs.
With your help, that hope can become a reality. Any donation would be greatly appreciated, and every little bit helps. Please help me to carry out the mission of Wigs for Kids, to help “children look themselves and live their lives.”
It isn't right that anyone should have to lose any sense of theirself or their dignity because they are suffering from a disease or as a result of treatments. It's especially sad to see a child going through such an ordeal.
Thank you for taking the time to donate to a good cause and for helping me to help a child in need!
For more information about Wigs for Kids, here is the link to the charity's website:
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