A few weeks back through the amazingness of Twitter (yes, it really is amazing, someone please remind me to dedicate an entire post on Twitter some day) I heard about an 8 year old girl named Morgan. According to Morgan’s website, she was on a mission. A mission to cut off her hair and donate it for Cancer. That’s right guys. She’s 8 years old. Oh, and not only was SHE donating her hair for Cancer, so were 15+ girls that Morgan has organized via her hockey team as well as a few other girls from the Cornwall area! This was how they chose the name “Morgan’s Mile”. The ultimate goal of this mission? For these young girls is to donate a mile of hair for Cancer.
Do you have goosebumps yet?!
So I got in touch with Morgan and her Mom via Twitter (you can follow Morgan on Twitter here) and offered to follow their journey with my camera. I thought what an amazing gift this would be to Morgan for doing something this selfless, and what a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness for this cause, as well as for what Morgan is doing! I’m always looking for ways to give back within my community, especially when they are stories as awesome as this!
So I met with Morgan and her Mom this past Friday morning in Manotick. It was a cold, windy, dreary morning but we were determined to make the best of it! During our time together I noticed that Morgan is a sweet, very unassuming little girl. To meet her, you wouldn’t imaging she had big dreams of doing anything like this. I asked her whether or not she was scared to cut off all of her hair and she replied with a “YES!” but ultimately, I think Morgan really understands what this small amount of hair could mean to someone who may have lost all of theirs to something as scary as Cancer. A pretty brave kid if you ask me!!
These are a few ‘before’ pictures of Morgan with her long hair. In April I will also be following Morgan (and her 15+ friends) to have their hair cut off and will also do a few ‘after’ photos with her and (hopefully) the others as well so watch for that!!
If you would like to help Morgan reach her goal of raising $500 for the Canadian Cancer Society, please do so by clicking here. Her plan is to cut off at least 8 inches of hair, however if she reaches the $500 goal, she’ll go for a full 12 inches!!! It takes a lot of guts to cut off all of your hair guys!! Please consider helping her out with any amount that you can!! 🙂
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