Inspired by family loss, teenager donates her hair to help change the life of a cancer patient

DONATED: Gabrielle Lloyd donated her hair to Variety to be made into a wig.

DONATED: Gabrielle Lloyd donated her hair to Variety to be made into a wig.

SEEING a loved one lose their hair to cancer has inspired an Orange teenager to donate her locks to be made into a wig to go to someone in a similar situation.

Gabrielle Lloyd, 17, said she always had long hair but despite being nervous, she decided to have 30 centimetres cut off at Little Hair House earlier this month with the intention of donating the locks.

“Early this year my grandmother passed away from cancer,” Gabrielle said.

“One of the things that she was always telling me was she didn’t like going out in public when she didn’t have hair because she went through chemo, so I did this to help someone else.

“She did end up getting a wig, it made it so she could go out into public places and not have everyone know that she was being treated.”

After discussing her desire to donate her hair with her hairdresser, Gabrielle selected Variety the Children’s Charity to receive her donation.

BEFORE: Gabrielle Lloyd always had long hair before her recent donation.

BEFORE: Gabrielle Lloyd always had long hair before her recent donation.

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