Chatham youngster cutting his hair for cancer
Dustyn Tremblay had a mission, and it’s set for completion today (March 30).
The eight-year-old Chatham youngster decided in Christmas of 2010 he wanted to grow his hair, and eventually donate it to make a wig for cancer patients.
Staying true to his word, Tremblay went through all of the “awkward stages and comments” that go with having long hair as a boy.
His hair is now at 11 inches long, and at the stage where it is long enough to make a wig.
Over the past month he has gone door-to-door in his own neighbourhood asking for donations and has already raised over $650.
Today he is set to have his hair cut at Georges P. Vanier School, supported by his teachers, family and friends, and in front of the whole school at a 10:30 a.m. assembly.
Dustyn’s neighbour Kerry Doran says her young neighbors work is inspiring.
“Dustyn’s dedication is understandable as cancer had affected his life, fortunately his family has not been affected however friends of his family have been and as so many others have and continue to be,” she said. “Considering he is so young, his dedication and willingness to help out should be an inspiration to us all.”
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