Here’s a good news story. An 8-year old Kelowna boy, Chae Turner, has been growing his hair for 18 months to be able to donate it to help kids fighting cancer.
He and his family agrees, it’s not been easy being a young boy growing long hair. He’s been challenged at home, at school, and in the community and yet he has not once wavered in his desire to continue to grow his hair.
Chae’s focus was that he knew it would make a big difference for another child. During his experience, Chae has learned about judgement, gender, and stereotypes.
The important thing is that he’s learned how to stick to what is important to him through it all. Chae’s decision has been an inspiration to many, including his Granny,
Janet Otto, who decided to grow her hair to donate too.
Chae learned about the organization he is donating to (Wigs for Kids BC) and about the cost of producing a wig for a child in need and has been fundraising through the month of March to support the cost. So far, his efforts have raised $1390.
Chae and his Granny Janet both had enough hair to donate and made their hair donation on Sunday with a group of family cheering them on as the razors buzzed away.