My daughter, Mary, then 10 years old, shaved her head to raise over one thousand dollars for Make-a-Wish Foundation at their St. Valentine’s Day Hair Massacre on 14 February 2007. This foundation uses the money raised to grant wishes for children with serious health conditions.
I was so proud of her, as was her Dad, grandmother, grandfather, sisters, cousin and various extended family. Poor kid, though, suffered cruelty from other kids at school, as kids can do to each other. The worst for her was being called a boy over and over and taunted. Poor kid. I could have taken the taunting, I’m a grown woman, but you know, I am pretty sure I couldn’t have sacrificed my hair like she did. That is a selfless act. My vanity would have gotten in the way.
Here’s a layout of that event. Of course I had to be there to witness and record it all!
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by Anne Pennington