Three years ago, six-year-old Morgan Gaudet of Nanaimo came home from school and announced to her mother, Jodi, she wasn’t going to cut her hair again.
She had decided to grow it long so she could give it to someone who needed it.
That Morgan wanted to help someone didn’t surprise her mother.
“She always had a cause going – earthquake relief for Haiti, Jump Rope for Heart – but this was a new one,” said Jodi.
Now nine-years-old, Morgan decided the time has come to cut her hair. The recipient would be Wigs for Kids B.C.
“I wanted my hair to be used to make a wig for a child who lost their hair because they have cancer,” said Morgan.
For two weeks before she got her hair cut, and two weeks after, she fundraised. The family sent e-mails and Facebook messages to everyone they knew, and no one could come into the house without being ‘hit up’ for a donation.
The persistence paid off with $629 donated along with the braids of hair.
Wigs for Kids B.C. provides custom-fitted human-hair wigs for B.C. children who have lost their hair due to cancer or other serious illnesses.
It also raises money to provide essential drugs and feeding supplies that are not covered by any government agency or program.