Mullaloo resident to brave the shave for friend’s daughter

Stacey MacDougall and Abbey Waghorn (8). Picture: Martin Kennealey d467110
Stacey MacDougall and Abbey Waghorn (8). Picture: Martin Kennealey d467110

HAVING raised more than $3800 already, Mullaloo resident Stacey MacDougall will have her head shaved on Friday.

Her friend Tash Waghorn’s daughter Abbey, of Woodvale, will be the first to take the scissors to Mrs MacDougall’s hair for the Leukaemia Foundation fundraiser.

Eight-year-old Abbey, who was diagnosed with high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in January 2014 and underwent chemotherapy for 28 months, is now almost a year in remission.

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Mrs MacDougall said Abbey was her personal motivation to get involved in the World’s Greatest Shave.

“Compared to what our children go through when they are diagnosed with terrible disease, a head shave is nothing,” she said.

“I might be a little cold in winter, but if I can raise $4000 to help out then it is well worth it.”

Mrs Waghorn said her daughter had shown great bravery.

“She had a very tough induction and number of obstacles along the way; however in the last five months she is doing amazing,” she said.

“Stacey and I have been the best of friends for 21 years.

“It is awe-inspiring when I think about her sacrificing her hair in honour of Abbey and all the other people undergoing treatment for leukaemia.”

Abbey and her mother will shave Ms MacDougall’s hair off on Friday evening in Mullaloo, with family and friends gathering to support them.

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