VIDEO: “Rapunzel” has 12-inch braid cut off to support best friend who had cancer
April 2, 2017, 2:57 pm
A primary school pupil nicknamed ‘Rapunzel’ lopped off her long locks so it could be made into a wig by a charity which supported her cancer-stricken best friend.
Millie Hughes, 10, was devastated when her best friend Erin Hickey was diagnosed with leukaemia, and at the same time her grandfather was told he had cancer.
The schoolgirl had never had a proper haircut before, but when Erin’s hair began to fall out and she was given a wig, Millie was inspired to help – by donating her own hair to the charity which helped her pal.
Little Erin, who’s hair is now growing back as she has been declared leukaemia free, chopped Millie’s 12-inch braid so it could be donated to the Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs out of real hair for children receiving cancer treatment.