Our son has the most beautiful hair and wanted to share it with a child who had lost their’s whether due to Cancer, alopecia or another cause.
We see a lot of female hair being donated but not boys’. It hasn’t been easy our son growing his hair this length - with even cruel comments from a male teacher at school.
It was due to these comments that he first cut his hair from long to short and instantly regretted it. We discussed what it would be like for someone who has no choice about losing their hair due to chemotherapy., or other reasons.
As his hair has got longer still, we are finding that people who do not know him, keep on assuming he is a girl. For a boy of 11 years old this is quite upsetting. But this also made us think about girls who maybe mistaken for a boy just because they do not have long hair and how upsetting this could be at a time which is already so hard for them.
Our son has chosen to grow his hair so that it is long enough to donate but there’s no guarantee that his hair can be turned into a wig. What would make all this definitely worth while is if he could receive donations for doing such an amazing thing in the first place.
The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs free of charge to children and young people up to the age of 24 that have sadly lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses.The Trust relies solely on the efforts of enthusiastic community fundraisers. We receive no formal funding. Please help to raise money for us so that we can help more families.