Year 11 student, Alicia Nigro, farewelled her last tangle at the end of Term 2, after painstakingly tending her flowing locks for eight years.
Alicia’s goal was to donate her flowing tresses to a worthy cause. She researched a variety of foundations before deciding on ‘Wigs for Kids,’ a program weaving not only hair, but smiles and dignity into the lives of children with Alopecia Areata.
Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disease causing the affected person’s immune system to attack their own hair follicles causing their hair to fall out. After reading the statistics and the life altering effects of this condition, Alicia was moved to help. She set about raising money and growing her hair to the required length of about one metre to make two children’s wigs.
We congratulate and affirm Alicia for her empathy, her active and selfless response and her perseverance in this process of assisting to rebuild the self-confidence of children who have been affected by this disease.
For information on Wigs for Kids visit: http://www.wigsforkids.org/