ALYSSA, an eight-year-old student at Norwest Christian College, has cut her cascading locks for children with leukaemia.
Her hair, which reached down past her waist, will be donated to the Leukaemia Foundation to be made into a wig for a child in need.
“I felt bad for people who will be sad without hair. I want them to feel beautiful too,” she said.
“I just felt good because I knew my hair would make another child’s wig and then they wouldn’t be sad.”
Alyssa has a message she wants others to hear: “I want to encourage others to donate their hair because it’s a lovely thing to do for others,” she said.
Norwest Christian College Director of Development, Craig Laffin, said Alyssa is a lovely young child with an infectious grin and a strong sense of caring for others.
Sophie McGrath, Alyssa’s school teacher, said: “I am so encouraged by Alyssa’s kind and generous heart.”
“It has been wonderful to see her working towards growing her hair to donate to others, and on top of that, seeing her raise $1,429 for the Leukaemia Foundation.
“Cutting off over 30 centimetres of hair is a scary thought for many 8-year-olds, but Alyssa has consistently put others’ needs before her own. I am extremely proud of her!”