A kind-hearted student from Moville’s Gaelscoil Cois Feabhail has donated her hair to a charity, which provides real hair wigs to children undergoing cancer treatment.
Greencastle’s Pia-Rose McDaid (9) visited the Vixen Hair and Beauty Salon in Carndonagh last week, and donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust, for a second time.
The Little Princess Trust (www.littleprincesses.org.uk/donate-hair) provides real hair wigs, free of charge to children in Ireland and Britain who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment. As a result of treatment for cancer, most children will suffer hair loss as a side effect. Some cope remarkably well but for others this can be very upsetting.
The charity works with specialist suppliers and experienced hairdressers who offer wigs tailored to the individual child’s needs to give the most realistic look and feel, as close as possible to their original hair.
Pia-Rose first generously donated her hair back in May 2017, when she learned that a little girl she knew was going to lose her hair due to the medical treatment, which she was undergoing.
Before heading back to Gaelscoil Cois Feabhail into Rang a Trí this week, Pia-Rose decided to donate her hair to the Little Princess Trust once more.
Speaking to the Inish Times, Pia-Rose’s dad, Joe said her mum, Charlotte and he were very proud of their daughter.
Joe said: “The decision to get her hair cut again and make a donation to the Little Princess Trust was entirely Pia-Rose’s. She was delighted with her new, short hair and she was pleased to be able to help a very deserving charity. We are very proud of her,” said Joe.
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