Anaesthetist working at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Dr Patricia Brown (36) from Greymont, Johannesburg has always found strength in her long hair.
Now she is ready to part with her 60cm locks, to empower young girls battling serious illnesses, so they too can find their confidence.
Partnering with A Few Grey Hairs, Patricia has agreed to chop off all her hair in a live social media event on the 7th of November 2020, to support the salon’s Hair with love initiative that encourages women of all ages to donate their hair to young girls in need.
Through a crowdfunding campaign on BackaBuddy which aims to raise R30 000, the sale of her hair, and the help of a fellow campaigner Susan Friese, Patricia hopes to have enough funds to create 3 wigs to be donated to the following beneficiaries:
Teagan Walsh (4), a young girl who lost her hair as a result of neuroblastoma treatment, as well as Liane Ferreira (7) and Lisa Venter (13) who suffer from Alopecia totalis and Clauston syndrome respectively, a condition that has left them with little or no hair, without the possibility of future hair growth.
Since the BackaBuddy campaign went live on the 29 September, Patrica has already raised over R20 000 with contributions from 30 donors both locally and abroad. Donate.
“As a healthcare worker I have come across numerous children who have lost their hair as a result of chemotherapy or because they have Alopecia. Each time, I have wished that I could give them some of my hair, along with my strength so they can fight their circumstances. All a little girl wants is to feel normal, loved and beautiful” says Patricia
“I know that many parents are under huge financial pressure when their child is undergoing treatment and hair is often seen as a luxury that they cannot afford. I hope with my BackaBuddy campaign I can make their journey a little easier and hopefully inspire others to do the same” adds Patricia
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