by Stephen Dafoe
A Grade 2 Morinville Public School student, moved by the illness of a fellow student and ringette player, decided to do something to be supportive. Seven-and-a-half-year-old Talia Segreto decided to cut her more than 12 inches of blonde hair off in support of Kylee Houle, diagnosed with Anaplastic Large Cell Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma In April.
Miss Segreto’s family held a barbecue fundraiser in their yard Friday and Talia had her head shaved in front of about two dozen supporters.
“I just thought it would be kind of nice to do it for Kylee since she has cancer,” Miss Segreto told Morinville News before the July 8 event. “I wanted to know what it would feel like to be bald.”
Sarah Segreto, Talia’s mother, said approximately $1500 was raised in donations from the event, monies that will go to buy items for the Stollery Children’s Hospital.