Residents’ council also chips in with donation
Thursday, March 27, 2014 — Deron Hamel
Maplewood resident Corina Dempsey and the Brighton long-term care home’s residents’ council are helping A Child’s Voice Foundation in Mississauga with two donations.
The first donation was a foot-long hair braid from Dempsey; the second was $50 from residents’ council.
With family members, residents and staff cheering her on, Dempsey cut off a large braid of her long hair to donate to the charity through its Angel Hair for Kids initiative. Angel Hair for Kids provides wigs made from human hair to children undergoing medical treatments that cause hair loss.
Dempsey told staff members last week of her intentions to make a donation to the charity, and when word got around to the council, residents unanimously agreed to donate $50 to the charity.
One hair prosthesis requires 10 to 12 ponytails and the charity spends about $800 to $1,000 on manufacturing and other costs.
Minutes after Dempsey cut her hair, life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Rachel Corkery contacted the OMNIway via e-mail to share the story.
Even with the approximately one-foot braid chopped off, Dempsey still has lots of “long, beautiful hair,” says Corkery.
“Corina did something really good today, and her hair still looks fantastic,” the LEC says. “She’s our celebrity here today.”
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