Comox Valley girl sacrifices hair because cancer ‘close to home’

Her long locks may be gone, but what Braxtyn Paulhus gained was more important than the hair she lost.

BRAXTYN PAULHUS

Her long locks may be gone, but what Braxtyn Paulhus gained was more important than the hair she lost.

Paulhus, 12, a student at Queneesh Elementary School, recently completed her fundraising drive for the Canadian Cancer Society.

She not only raised more than $600 for the agency, but also donated her hair to West Coast Wigs, a company in North Vancouver that specializes in creating wigs for cancer and alopecia clients.

In September, Paulhus set out with the hope of raising $1,000, the second time she set out to raise funds and cut her hair for cancer.

“I’ve had family affected by cancer — it’s close to home,” explained Paulhus in September, who added one of her teachers and vice-principal has been battling lung cancer.

In October, Paulhus had her hair cut at La Belle Amie on Military Row.

“Despite not meeting her goal amount, she was still thrilled that she could do her part,” explained her mom Tia.

Donations are still being accepted through Paulhus’ personal fundraising page at cancerevents.kintera.org/braxtynincourtenay.

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