Nine-year old Elize van der Schyﬀ had the most beautiful head of long hair. Never cut, only trimmed by her mother, it grew and grew, way past her waist.
Then last year she asked to have her hair cut. When asked for the reason she said, “I’ve had princess hair long enough, it’s someone else’s turn now”. Elize also said that she wanted to gift her hair to a little girl who is sick and doesn’t have hair at the moment to help her feel better. (‘Caring is sharing, as she loves to say’.)
Cut by a professional hair stylist who gave Elize a completely new look, and mother and daughter delivered the ponytail to the local CANSA oﬃce with a personal note from Elize.
Not everybody knows about our wig banks at some CANSA Care Centres. And it’s wonderful that someone as young as Elize has insight to how a wig can make a big diﬀerence to how somebody feels.
For patients who have lost their hair during chemotherapy treatment, this is where they can hire a wig to see them through until their natural hair grows back again.
Wigs are made from both synthetic and mostly human hair in a variety of styles and colours, making donations of hair particularly appreciated.
Donations of hair are always greatly appreciated. Not only because the hair is real, but also because of the caring that comes with them.