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£545raised of £500 target by 27 supporters

    Weʼve raised £545 to fund a real hair wig and turn losing my hair into something positive!

    Location
    Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Thursday, 21st September 2017

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    Story

    I have recently been diagnosed with cancer. For me, the hardest part isn't the treatment, the needles or the hospital setting. Believe it or not, the thing I am most upset about is losing my hair. That may sound silly or vain, but I'm only 24. I just want to look normal. As a student my 'income' means I cannot access a free synthetic NHS wig. The government do not take into account that my student loan only covers my fees and my accommodation. I don't see any of it! If I was under 16, I would get it for free. I'm still being treated on a 'young person's' ward, funded by the Teenage Cancer Trust. The only reason I am able to access one funded wig is through The Little Princess Trust. I was lucky. Without them I'd face paying £700-£1000 for a real hair wig. There is no way I could afford that. As far as I am concerned, no young person should have to pay for a consequence of their cancer treatment. I want to give something back to the charity who are making it possible for me to walk out the door each morning. Before this treatment takes all of my hair, I am going to shave it off in the hope that it can make a wig for somebody else one day. I'm asking for donations so that I can help fund a wig for other patients who aren't as lucky as I have been. Thank you.

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    • Kirstie6 months ago
      Kirstie

      Kirstie

      6 months ago

      I honestly can't even put into words just how touched and overwhelmed I am by the support I have received. When I first made the page, I was debating whether or not to put £200 as my target, because I didn't think I would reach it. Thanks to you, amazing people, my donations have just hit £420. I am absolutely speechless. Thank you so, so much. <3

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    27

    • Kevin Hall

      Kevin Hall

      Sep 4, 2017

      Bless you Kirstie it's the very least I can do for such a lovely warm and beautiful person.

      £20.00

    • Sally Tatum

      Sally Tatum

      Sep 4, 2017

      Good luck Kirstie xxx

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 2, 2017

    • Rachel Evenden

      Rachel Evenden

      Aug 29, 2017

      I am so sorry that you are going through yet another devastating knock back sweetheart despite everything else and want to do all I can to help. Wig shopping very soon! 😊 H.O.P.E x x x

      £10.00

    • Kathryn Congreve

      Kathryn Congreve

      Aug 29, 2017

      💕

    • Nancy Goodwin

      Nancy Goodwin

      Aug 28, 2017

      Kirstie, I am so incredibly proud of you, such a wonderful thing to do. Love you so very much beautiful! xxx

      £20.00

    • Katie Nertney

      Katie Nertney

      Aug 27, 2017

      For one of the kindest, most relentlessly brave people I know. You're a star, who so many people love. You're doing an amazing thing 💕 xXx

      £20.00

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    Kirstie

    Kirstie

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    The bunny is much better to look at than I am! You all know me. What you may not know is, I am currently battling cancer. I'm having treatment to help save my life, but it'll mean losing my hair.

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