Dis­ease in­spires shave

Joondalup Weekender - - Look Local -

WATCH­ING the ef­fects Parkin­son’s dis­ease has had on his fam­ily has spurred Caleb Rodriguez to make a dif­fer­ence.

The 23-year-old Sor­rento res­i­dent is gear­ing up to lose his long locks this week­end to raise funds for Parkin­son’s WA.

“My grandad was di­ag­nosed in his ’60s and passed away two years ago at the age of 89,” Mr Rodriguez said.

“It was hard for my fam­ily to see him de­te­ri­o­rate and for my grandma, who was mar­ried to him for 65 years, to see him suf­fer.

“My aunty also has Parkin­son’s and it is very hard on her as it af­fects her www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d480763 walk­ing and she spends many hours ex­er­cis­ing to stay as healthy as pos­si­ble.”

This won’t be the first time Mr Rodriguez has shaved his head for a cause.

“Since the end of high school I let my hair grow, then three years ago I shaved it off for the Leukaemia Foun­da­tion,” he said.

“I have let it grow again and I’m now ready for round two and chose Parkin­son’s WA to do­nate to this time.”

This time, Mr Rodriguez’s friend has jumped on board and he will also shave his head at a later date.

To do­nate, go to give.ev­ery­day­hero.com/au/ caleb-15.

Pic­ture: Matt Jelonek

Caleb Rodriguez (23) will be shav­ing his hair for char­ity.

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