Making a difference

Kids with Cancer Foundation Australia

Thinking of others is a virtue Jesus taught us all. We caught up with Allexis who shared her recent story and the reason her hair is so short now.

What happened to your hair?

First of all, my mum wanted to cut my hair but I wanted to keep it long. I wanted to keep it long because I wanted to donate my hair. I’ve seen and met people who have cut their hair to give to others and I think it is an amazing story.

What inspired you to cut your hair?

I saw people cutting their hair and giving it to kids my age inspired me to do the same. So, I will be donating my hair to Kids with Cancer Foundation Australia. The Kids with Cancer Foundation support families who are on this journey. They have a campaign called Wigs 4 Kids where people can donate their hair to children who have lost their own due to being treated for cancer.

How did you feel when you saw the kids?

I felt sad and concerned for the children who were going through tough times and felt that donating my hair will help them. If my hair can be made into a wig that children can wear and allow them to feel like everyone else then that will bring a smile to my face.

Why did you want to donate to kids your age?

I am blessed with beautiful long hair and they don’t have any because of a sickness they can’t control. I put myself in their shoes and I feel happy that my donation is one small thing that could make a difference to someone who is fighting cancer.

"Among us, who is above us must be in service of others. This doesn't mean we have to wash each other's feet every day, but we must help one another."
Pope Francis

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