Monday, January 24, 2005

Dad shaving for daughter

From the Richmond & Twickenham Times, a story of a father shaving his head to support his daughter.
Simon Anderson's head will be shaved at 2pm on Wednesday January 26 at Isleworth Congregational Church on the junction of Twickenham Road and Worton Road, in a tribute to his nine -year-old daughter, Siobhan, who was diagnosed with Leukaemia in November last year and is being treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital.


Mr Anderson said: "I am doing this to show my daughter how proud I am of her. When we found out that Siobhan had Leukaemia, her biggest worry was that she was going to lose her hair. So I decided I would shave my head too to support her, and I realised I could raise money for the hospital at the same time. I was touched by how brave the children being treated at the hospital were, just smiling and laughing most of the time even though they are so ill, and it made me realise how proud I am to be Siobhan's dad. She just wants to get better for everybody. She has the best spirit in the world."
He's shaving his head on the 26th of January. If anyone wants to donate money, there's contact information in the linked article.

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