Wanneroo Times - - Opinion -

THANK you to all my fam­ily and friends.

To­gether, we raised more than $4550… in­cred­i­ble.

Just qui­etly, I think some of you may have been a lit­tle over-ea­ger to see my locks be cut to the floor.

In the end, the whole ex­er­cise took around 40 min­utes, with Ab­bie (the real-life hero who is in re­mis­sion from leukaemia) tak­ing the first cut and even hav­ing a go at the clip­pers.

Each child at the event had a cut; there was plenty to go around.

With this money we will help fam­i­lies fac­ing blood can­cer, pro­vid­ing the emo­tional and prac­ti­cal sup­port they need, and fund vi­tal re­search that will help more peo­ple sur­vive blood can­cers like lymphoma, leukaemia and myeloma, while im­prov­ing their qual­ity of life.

Plus I have a new hair­style… ac­tu­ally I don’t know if you call this a style.

I have been told I look like a grand­dad, teenage boy, Maggie Tab­berer (Aus­tralian me­dia per­son­al­ity) and Rom­per, to name a few of the good ones.

At the shops and school, I have had some stares… maybe they want the same cut as it looks so awe­some.

One of Kobi’s seven-year-old friends did a dou­ble-take when he looked at me.

He turned back to me with a look like Arnold from Diff’rent Strokes and said “What hap­pened?”. Real con­fi­dence-build­ing. Thank you again, fam­ily and friends. I feel blessed for all the sup­port, love, care and kind words you have shown.

Cham­pi­ons, the lot of you, and I won’t for­get it. STACEY MACDOUGALL, Mul­laloo.

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