Olivia inspired to snip off pony tail

LOSING close to 30cms of hair in one snip might be daunting for some, but it didn’t faze little Olivia Cappello.

The brave four-year-old sacrificed her lovely locks in front of her classmates at Griffith Kindergarten Preschool yesterday so the hair could be made into a wig for cancer patients.

After carefully measuring her adorable daughter’s ponytail, mum Laura made the cut, with little sister Ariana, 2, and proud dad Jason also there to cheer the inspirational preschooler on. 

“I’m relieved that it’s done and that she is so happy. I was more nervous than her, she was definitely faring better,” Mrs Cappello said.

“We are incredibly proud and just amazed that she would do this.

“As a parent you want your children to grow up with good values. She is only four and if this is how she is now, it’s a great start.

“I would really like to thank everybody who has donated so far and those who plan to make a donation. Kindy Lane has also been wonderful, getting behind and supporting Olivia and us as a family.”

Olivia’s teacher Franca Panarello said the hair cut had turned out to be a valuable exercise for everyone.

“We decided to hold a Crazy Hair day and it’s pretty exciting to see everyone so keen to support Olivia,” she said.

“The whole preschool is behind her. Tomorrow and Thursday the kids will also come wearing crazy hair for the cause.

“I was so nervous for her, but she was so happy. It didn’t seem to faze her.

“We spoke to the kids about cancer patients and how they lose their hair and I think it helped them make a connection to what Olivia has done.”

Donations can still be made up until April 24 at  https://give.everydayhero.com/au/OliviasGift.  

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