Our journey has had its challenges with numerous hospital visits (some planned and some not so planned), lots of chemo and other medications and a few scary moments, including Karlee coding in the clinic and the code team having to revive her. It has also had lots of special moments like camp, sporting events and family time. Many of the special moments have been made possible by Kids Cancer Care and they have been made extra special by their incredible staff and volunteers.
Sawyer is dedicating her shave to Nicole and all the kids like her who should not have to go through something like that at such a young age. This is her story…
The thought of cutting my hair for cancer first came to mind a year and a half ago when my friend Sarah’s grandmother was fighting cancer. In support of her grandma, Sarah wanted to cut her hair. “I’ll do it with you,” were the first words that came out of my mouth when she told me what she was planning on doing. I honestly just wanted to be a supportive friend and thought it was the right thing to say, not evening imagining what it would be like to follow through with it.
I think it is important to get involved in school or any head shaving event because then you are supporting people with cancer and you are telling the world that hair doesn’t matter as much as taking care of one another.
“It’s stories like Alex’s, featured in our new shave commercials, that make our team at Virgin Radio SO proud and excited to be part of Kids Cancer Care’s Shave a Lid for a Kid Campaign! We attended our first shave at Elboya School last April, and once the buzz from the clippers died down, 42 kids and seven teachers were rockin’ slick new do’s. Even more exciting is that they raised $57,000.
Share the video with 5 people and someone may be inspired to shave their head for children with cancer. The money raised could send a child with cancer to camp.Share it with 100 people and 50 people may be inspired to help. The money they raise could help save a child’s life.