A brave teenager has had all her hair shaved custom lace wigs human hair
off to raise money for a cancer charity and make a wig for a child fighting cancer.Courteney Cannan, 15, a Year 11 pupil at Fearns Community Sports College, Stacksteads, has so far raised more than £200 for the Teenage Children’s Cancer Trust.
Her long red-brown hair has been sent to The Little buy lace wig Princess Trust to be made into a wig.Courteney, from Newchurch, had very personal reasons for having her head shaved as she lost her lace front wigs grandmother Sheila Graham, from Waterfoot, to lung cancer and it has affected several of her relatives.
Her aunt Samantha Sutcliffe, was human hair lace wigs diagnosed with leukaemia when she was just 13 and faced a battle for several years undergoing chemotherapy and blood transfusions, until she was finally given the all clear.She was told she would never have children but now she has two.Courteney said: “I started raising money about two weeks ago and my aunt said why don’t I shave my hair for a purpose.
“I have had my hair long all my life and only ever have it trimmed when I went to the hairdresser.“My hair was me and in a morning I would spend 30 to 40 minutes on it. Now I can have a lie in.“I keep forgetting that I no longer have hair and when my head gets cold I think my hair has got wet, then when in go to touch it I find it is not there.
“I have been told that I suit it and that I shouldn’t feel ashamed of it; I don’t I am very proud.“I do feel the cold though and so I have been wearing a hat in school. School has been very supportive and said they are proud of me. Many staff have also donated to the charity.”The charity provides real hair wigs to boys and girls that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.