10-year-old Girl Shaves Her Head To Raise Money For Kids With Cancer
When 10-year-old Katelyn found a flyer for St. Baldrick's Foundation, a charity which funds research to find a cure for children with cancer, she knew exactly what she wanted to do. She went home and told her mom something few parents expect to hear their kid say - she wanted to shave her head for kids with cancer. Specifically, she wanted to honor a little girl called Emily who had been diagnosed with osteosarcoma.
Not only did Katelyn shave her own head, she helped inspire others to do so as well and raised over $7,000 for the cause. Katelyn's mom says that though a lot of parents told her "I could never let my daughter shave her head," she couldn't be more proud of her daughter's conviction and compassion.