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Mia's gifts her hair to help those less fortunate

Hair donation

Mia's gifts her hair to help those less fortunate

THE old saying ‘Hair today, gone tomorrow’ is certainly apt for local schoolgirl Mia Timoney who recently donated her locks to the Rapunzel Foundation.

Mia, who is in third class in St. Francis N.S., said:

“I wanted to do something to help and my mum said it would be a good idea to donate it. I have been growing it since I was 3 but I got little trims in between and the piece they cut off was 16inches long.”

Mum Paula said:

“We are really proud of Mia and her decision to donate her hair, it is a big change for her to have such short hair after having it so long since she was quite young.

“Mia got it cut in Fusion in Blackrock - it is a registered salon with the Rapunzel Foundation and a local business. They did a great job and were very considerate and careful to make sure she was happy with her new cut.

“The hair has been sent off to the Rapunzel Foundation where they will use it with up to another 20 to 25 ponytails to make one wig. The wigs are used for children and young adults with long term hair loss”.

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