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Hair Donation For Kids by Kids!

Hair Donation For Kids by Kids!

Posted Apr 9, 2013 by

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Recently Aart and Marcella’s two boys, Luca and Jack donated their hair to an organization that makes wigs for those undergoing cancer treatments. The hair was cut by hairdressers at on the Fringe Hair Salon on Main Street and then sent to Angel Hair For Kids in Toronto where they make the wigs.

Real hair wigs are expensive to make and you need about 7 donations to make one wig. Colors are sorted to match and then blended together. This makes certain colors of hair very expensive. Red hair like Jack’s for instance, is rare and costs around $500 a foot!

It all began when Luca & Jack wanted to grow their hair long to look like their favourite soccer players. Kids will be kids! Aart & Marcella brought up the possibility of hair donation and the boys loved the idea right away. It took Luca and Jack about one and a half years to grow their hair long enough to donate. They were quite excited to be able to help contribute to the Angel Hair program and help other kids in need of wigs.

The team at Main Street Physiotherapy Clinic is really proud of you two.

Great job boys!

Main Street Physiotherapy Kids Support Cancer

Luca before haircut

Jack before haircut

The physio boys getting their haircut for cancer

Luca & Jack excited to support a great cause

On a cold and dark November morning while riding to work my bike slid out from under me resulting in an injury to my rotator cuff.  I started visiting Peter Francis two weeks later as I still could not lift my arm above my waist.  He assessed my initial injuries while reviewing my overall health.  Peter demonstrated that he has an extensive knowledge about the physiology of the body.  After each session, I found my range of motion increased dramatically.  He was able to prescribe and clearly demonstrate effective stretches and exercises I could do at home.  I found Peter to be professional, knowledgeable and passionate about his job.  Little does he know his new nickname is “Mr. Magic!”

~ T. Butler. Read More