She knows that what she did was right
These days, it’s not uncommon to know somebody who gets their head shaved to either raise money for charity or donate the hair to be made into wigs. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation has been holding head-shaving events around the US for 18 years. In 2017 alone, they raised $36,633,131 for childhood cancer research. Other organizations such as Locks of Love, Wigs for Kids, and Pantene Beautiful Lengths have collected the hair of tens of thousands of people to give children with hair loss due to cancer treatment a free or affordable wig.
With all of the attention that’s being paid to making charitable donations to childhood cancer organizations, one would believe that schools would give their students a pass to get involved. One teen girl made a sacrifice to help a child in need and was summarily punished for it.
Niamh Baldwin is the average 14-year-old girl from Penzance, Cornwall in England, but she made herself stand out from the crowd when she shaved her head completely bald in order to donate her blonde locks to the child wig-making organization The Little Princess Trust. She was happy to let go of all of her hair just to be able to provide an ill child with some comfort.
She told UNILAD, “I’ve been thinking about shaving my hair for the best part of a year now. It upsets me that at 14 years of age, I’ve had hair my whole life, yet there are young children aged less than 10-years-old without hair.” Over the holiday break, she made the big decision and donated her hair.
Niamh and her family were happy with the kind act, but her school wasn’t okay with it.