April 24 2015
These are the words of a mother whose daughter is in Lowers:
‘I suppose it is an everyday occurrence for parents when their children ask questions and they are not able to answer.
When my 7 year old walked into the kitchen and asked me “mummy what is Cancer?” I was lost, I really didn’t know how to answer and wondering why a child her age would ask such a question! I explained a little bit about this hoping she would go away and forget about it. Diya did go away only to come back with more questions.. !!!
Mummy why do children get this illness? Mummy why doesn’t medicine make them better? Mummy why does their hair go away? Mummy will their hair ever grow back? Why mummy? So do they wear wigs? Mummy will I get cancer? Mummy can they have my hair?
Last 2 questions filled me with fear and pride both at the same time.
I immediately googled Hair Donations for children with cancer. The Little Princess Trust site came up. I called and they talked me through this. I was sent a fund raising pack and advised how to market this. Diya and I watched the DVD that was sent in the pack. The more she watched the more sure she seemed as she played with her long dark hair, she repeated “but mine can grow back mummy”! Consequently my daughter’s good intentions has made us as a family, more aware for the need to support the Little Princess Trust and children with Cancer.’
Similar conversations were taking place between Annabel and her mother and she too wanted to donate her hair to The Little Princess Trust.
Both girls had their hair cut and donated 17cm of hair.
We are very proud of their compassion and willingness to help others.