The NHS’ very personal Rapunzel is letting down her pretty locks to assist create wigs for youths in want.
Anne Nyyssonen, who has grown her hair for eight years, will subsequent month minimize and donate her lengthy locks to the Little Princess Belief which makes actual hair wigs for kids struggling hair loss.
The sponsored occasion can even purpose to boost funds for Jo’s Cervical Most cancers Belief.
Anne, who usually works at Paisley’s Royal Alexandra Hospital as a medical photographer, has been impressed to endure the chop the numerous sufferers she has met on the Paisley facility and others throughout Larger Glasgow.
She stated: “In my job I’ve seen how devastating it may be to lose one’s hair resulting from most cancers remedy or completely different medical situations.
“If it’s laborious for adults, it’s usually even tougher for kids as their self-image and coping mechanisms are nonetheless growing.
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“With the ability to put on an actual hair wig can assist because it feels and appears extra pure than an artificial one.
“I’ve had my pigtails for such a very long time that getting them minimize does really feel nearly like dropping part of me, but it surely’s nothing in comparison with folks with medical hair loss.
“I’m very pleased and excited to do that for trigger!”
Anne, who moved to Scotland from Finland 12 years in the past, can also be backing Jo’s Cervical Most cancers Belief to assist elevate consciousness of cervical most cancers and encourage folks to speak about their gynaecological well being.
Anne had delay her personal routine smear check, as a result of she didn’t have signs.
However when she did have her appointment, the outcomes revealed some modifications.
The 38 12 months outdated added: “I saved rereading the outcomes letter in a little bit of a shock.
“I had gone for smear checks for years and I used to be ashamed I didn’t know what all of the phrases meant.
“I simply knew I had what the check was searching for. The letter got here with a leaflet developed by NHS Scotland and Jo’s Cervical Most cancers Belief and it defined what the outcomes meant.
“Desirous to know extra, I regarded up Jo’s Belief’s web site which gave clear solutions and defined what the subsequent step – a colposcopy – would entail.”
The outcomes of the newest checks present that whereas Anne doesn’t have any malignant cells, she has high-risk HPV, which implies she is at increased threat of growing cervical most cancers, and may have additional smear checks extra usually.
Samantha Dixon, chief govt of Jo’s Cervical Most cancers Belief: “We’re immensely grateful to Anne for her fundraising efforts, and for braving the chop!
“We’re actually happy that we may very well be there for Anne when she wanted assist understanding her cervical screening outcomes.
“Receiving an irregular outcome is usually a actually scary time however the cash she has raised will imply that we will present that very same reassurance and luxury to many, many extra.”
Folks can donate to Anne’s fundraiser at justgiving.com/fundraising/farewell-to-pigtails
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