BEDFORDALE firefighters are about to brave winter with bare scalps in support of four-year-old Dwight Wenban’s fight against a rare childhood cancer.
Dwight has been undergoing radiation and chemotherapy sessions every Wednesday since April 4 to combat Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma, a soft tissue tumour.
He has about 43 weeks of treatment to go at Princess Margaret and Sir Charles Gairdner hospitals.
Bedfordale Volunteer Bushfire Brigade spokeswoman Veronica Hall said while most children saw firefighters as superheroes, Dwight was their superhero.
“We might put the wet stuff on the red stuff, but Dwight is the real hero here fighting a much bigger battle,” she said.
Brigade members would be shaving their heads to raise funds to help Dwight and his family with medical, travel and living costs.
“The last thing a parent needs to do is stress about working and financial burdens when their child needs them at this time,” Ms Hall said.
The head shave will take place on Sunday, June 12 at 10am at the brigade’s station, 2 Waterwheel Road, Bedfordale on the corner of Albany Highway.
“We would like to extend the invitation to all the community to come along, spectate and support Dwight,” Ms Hall said.
“Sometimes, real superheroes live in the hearts of small children fighting big battles.”
Dwight’s mother Debbie said the medical staff were amazing and thanked the Bedfordale brigade for their support.