Letters to the editor
Grad shaving head for children’s cancer research
TO THE EDITOR,
It is refreshing to pick up a paper and read an article that conveys good news, such as telling us about children collecting money for someone in need, high school athletes striving to work hard to be good in their sport, or kids volunteering to help elderly people do fall clean-up.
The reason for this letter is to let you know about Heather, a former La Crescent graduate who happens to be our daughter. She is going to do something selfless and could use some donations.
Heather no longer lives in La Crescent, but in Idaho. She is a wife, mother of two girls and is a pediatric nurse. Some time ago, she called to say she was going to do something kinda “funky.” I asked what might that be?
“Well, mom, I’m going to have my hair shaved off.”
My first response was why? Your beautiful hair! For those who know Heather, she has worn long hair most of her life. She explained that her, some friends and nurses are doing it for St. Baldrick’s Foundation. The money raised will go for children’s cancer research.
On March 17, their hair will come off, but as she said, it’s only hair and will grow back.
The reason for this letter is not only because it is a happy story; it’s one to let us know there are people out their willing to make a huge difference in someone else’s life. What an example for our two granddaughters. Let’s help her reach her goal.
If you can, call 1-800-899-BALD or visit www.stbaldricks.org. Shavee’s name is Heather Dean. If you want to write a check, send it to St. Baldrick’s Foundation, 1443 E. Washington Blvd., #650, Pasadena, CA, 91104-2650.
Specify Heather’s name and ID #363344 on the memo line of check.
Larry and Susan (Trulson) Dean,