Blake’s hair going to fight cancer
For most the Winter Olympics inspires a dream of professional athleticism, but for six-year-old Blake Neville it had a much bigger impact.
The Golden Bay Primary School student was watching the February 2018 Winter Olympics when an advertisement to raise awareness for cancer patients was shown in the ad break.
Blake noticed some of the children “had no hair” and after a conversation with his mum about cancer and hair loss commonly caused by treatment, Blake decided he wanted to help.
“I wanted to grow my hair and cut it off so they can have it,” he said.
About a year and a half later, Blake has grown his hair to reach 35.5cm — enough to donate to Variety to help create a wig.
He will say goodbye to his locks this weekend.
Blake has also collected about $2000 in donations for the Leukaemia Foundation.
“I wanted to donate money to the Leukaemia Foundation to help find a cure to prevent people from getting sick and needing the wigs,” he said.
Blake thanked everyone who donated so far including his school friends and Rockingham Sharks Rugby League Club.
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