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Furious School Throws Girl Into ‘Isolation’ for Donating Hair to Charity

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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.

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