Just as I was writing the follow-up to my friend Naomi Allen’s headshave event, the news announced that raging bushfires had reached the little town where she and her family lives! I nearly died with shock. I knew she hadn’t been well that morning.
‘The boys were very scared’ was a bit of an understatement when I was able to contact her later.
I have known Naomi since she was six, and her Mother is one of my best friends.
I had already been worried about her Mum’s safety the day before when yet another fierce bushfire was being fought in her area along the coast.
Now her daughter had to flee and drive for safety from the encroaching bushfire with three children aged five years and under!
25 fire trucks arrived in the little country town on the New England Highway while the inferno was being watched live on television.
Meanwhile Naomi was driving her precious boys to safety in the opposite direction.
Naomi and four-year old Braxton recently featured in the Newcastle Herald story here after she had promised Braxton she would cut off her hair to make him feel better about his baldness condition, alopecia areata universealis details of alopecia which occurred following a severe virus. Currently the diagnosis is life-long hair loss.
A situation at pre-school had broken Braxton’s heart, and told him he was different. Now Mum was going to shave off her hair so he would not feel alone. “Goodonyer Mum”!
The haircut on 30th October not only made the little boy so happy, “He keeps touching it”
Naomi says, but it also helped raise awareness about Alopecia Areata.
Big brother, Lincoln, helped hairdresser, Stacy, with the head shave – with relish!
Lincoln turns Barber!
Nay had decided to make the head shave into a fundraiser to help a charity that makes wigs for children with Braxton’s condition. They were thrilled by one of the largest single financial donations (nearly $,800) they had ever received.
They will also put Naomi’s former long hair to good use.
So much love
(You can still donate here)