Port woman to shave head to help burn victims

  • Jun. 30, 2003 9:00 a.m.

Teena Stevenson of Port Clements is going to shave her head to help burn victims who have lost their hair.
Scissors have rarely touched Ms Stevenson’s meter long hair. In the last 11 years, she’s had only about 11 inches cut off in total, she says. However, she knows how important hair is to those who don’t have any, and so she’s decided to shave her head and donate all her hair to make wigs for kids at the BC Children’s Hospital burn unit.
Cancer and fire can both cause hair loss, something she became aware of through her friendship with the Richardson family of Tlell. Ms Stevenson took care of Luke Richardson, who lost his hair in a house fire, and she is a friend of Diann Richardson who has battled cancer in recent years.
Her hair will be donated to the burn unit. She has also collected $1,000 in pledges, which she plans to donate to cancer research.
She plans to have her hair shaved on July 15 at the Richmond Firehall where her brother works. Anyone who wishes to make a pledge can drop it in the mail to Box 352, Port Clements, V0T 1R0. Pledge sheets are posted in Masset at Total Eclipz and the credit union, and in Port Clements at Bayview Market and the gas station.
She has promised the Observer a picture of herself with no hair. Check out the July 24 or 31 issue!

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