SHE is still in primary school, but already Tatjana Sutalo is doing her best to help those worse off than herself.
The 11-year-old, who attends St Patrick’s Primary School, has decided to completely chop off her long hair as part of the World’s Greatest Shave, hoping to raise as much money as she can for people living with leukaemia.
Tatjana said she had wanted to do the event for several years and finally decided this year she would take part.
“It is really sad that the people with blood cancer don’t have a choice and have to feel the awful pain they feel and worse, live with it,” she said.
“So helping to fundraise would make at least a few people with this horrible sickness happy, because it is not fair on them and it makes me cry every time I think about it so I want to make a difference and help.
“I want to donate my hair for a wig for those who have lost their hair through cancer.
“Everyone’s hair can grow back, so will mine, but these people need it more than I do.”
Tatjana has already exceeded her first two fundraising goals and is now aiming to raise at least $2000.
At the time of going to print, she had raised more than $1700.
Visit my.leukaemiafounsdation.org.au/lorasutalo to donate.