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Monday, March 10, 2008

Balding for a Good Cause

I had the privilege of stopping by a fundraiser for cancer last week. One of my students decided it was time for her to stand up for a good cause. Last summer her brother was diagnosed with cancer just about a month after his wedding. He fought and won! To help raise money for the cancer ward her brother was in, she shaved her head---not just with an electric razor as you can see, but with a straight razor. It was so invigorating to see such maturity and sacrifice in my student at an age where self-esteem and looks are part of being a teenager. She says, "It's just hair. It'll grow back!" Her mom was so proud--you can see the look of awe in her eyes. Thank-you for letting me capture a truly life-changing decision that you (and I) will never forget for the rest of time. (p.s. She raised over $1000 by herself and the event raised over $20,000!!)

"the before" with her sister-in-law WITH hair! "the during" with the striaght razor

"the after" with NO hair!

Her mom-so proud!

Mom is still proud....but still a typical teenager! Love the expression!

Look mom! No hair!

I love this photo because she is so proud and loving the attention.

Her and her brother!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:02 PM

    Those were thick pony tails! What a neat way to support her brother while raising awareness and funds. Nice job capturing the moments that made this a memorable event.