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Teenager Shaves Head At Prom

Monday July 1 2013

Teen shaves head at prom Teen shaves head at prom

A TEENAGER shaved her head at her school's prom to raise money for the charity which supported her throughout her brother's cancer ordeal.

Caitlin Padgett, 16, took the brave decision to shave off her hair after brother Nathan, 12, underwent three years of chemotherapy treatment for leukaemia.

With the support of her family and friends, Caitlin's hair was shaved at Horizon Community College's prom at Brooklands last Tuesday.

Caitlin said she wanted to do it for a couple of years and raise lots of money for Parents Association for Children with Tumours and Leukaemia, the charity which supported her family.

Mum Tracy, 48, said it was a difficult time for both Nathan and Caitlin, and Caitlin got lots of support from PACT.

Caitlin also has a good friend who suffers from alopecia and has required a wig in the past and the longest lengths of her hair will be donated to the The Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for children who have lost their hair.

Tracy said: "We're really proud that she's decided to do this. Hair is something that's quite important to girls, especially when they're growing up. Not many 16-year-old girls would shave their heads, let alone at their school prom.

"It's difficult for siblings to cope, and apart from anything else, he's her little brother. She's spent a lot of time being pulled from pillar to post."

Caitlin has set herself a target of £1,000 and has already raised £800.

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Reply Posted by Vicky on Monday July 1 2013 at 11:41
What an amazing thing to do! Well done girl your family must be so proud xxx

Reply Posted by Don McCarron on Monday July 1 2013 at 11:46
What a brave and selfless thing to do. Caitlin, you're a star and a credit to your parents.

Reply Posted by Ruth oates on Monday July 1 2013 at 13:05
What a lovely thing to do. Well done Caitlin xx

Reply Posted by Lucy on Monday July 1 2013 at 17:29
WOW you go girl!! I wish i was as brave as you to do something like this! Well done honey xxx

Reply Posted by joanne on Wednesday July 3 2013 at 17:45
Well done lv an amazing thing to do x

Reply Posted by Dawn on Wednesday July 3 2013 at 18:34
An incredible thing to do ..and you still look stunning x

Reply Posted by jan on Friday July 5 2013 at 00:32
Brilliant your'e one in a million - well done !

Reply Posted by lol on Friday August 2 2013 at 14:46