[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A kind-hearted little girl from Clondalkin has decided to donate 16 inches of her hair to a charity in honour of a classmate who lost her battle with cancer.
Gaelscoil na Camoige pupil Lucie Perry (7) decided to donate her hair after a classmate in Junior infants lost her hair while undergoing cancer treatment.
Sadly, Lucie’s classmate passed away and Lucie decided to do something to honour her memory.
Lucie’s mother Sharon told Dublin Gazette: “She originally thought she could have a wig sent to heaven, bless her.
“With her long hair, she wanted to be Rapunzel, so she’s been growing it but in the last six months to a year.
“She’s been talking about how there’s other children who don’t have hair and different things and I was talking to her about alopecia and saying it’s not only children who are going to pass away (who need wigs).”
Lucy will donate her hair to The Rapunzel Foundation. The charity aims to improve the lives of people who have suffered hair loss by encouraging people to donate their hair.
They also raise funds to help people and Sharon and Lucie are hoping to raise some sponsorship before Lucie has her hair cut.
Sharon said she hopes to have Lucie’s hair cut very soon.
“I’m going to give it probably a week and a half, maximum two and then we’ll be doing the cut. “We’re just trying to get some sponsorship together first.”
But mother and daughter have mixed feelings about the big day.
Brave Lucie is excited about donating her hair, while Sharon admits to having a few nerves about the experience.
“She keeps saying that she knows her hair is going to grow back,” said Sharon.
“She’s excited now but my stomach is upside down at the thoughts of it being chopped.”
Sharon has set up a GoFundMe page and hopes to raise €500 for The Rapunzel Foundation.
To donate, please visit https://www.gofundme.com/lucies-rapunzel-hairdonation.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]