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Teenager Emily Sheehy donates hair to fundraise for Crumlin cancer ward

Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin (previously Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital) is benefiting from Emily Sheehy’s fourteen-inch hair donation to the Rapunzel Foundation.

The Rapunzel Foundation in Waterford gives wigs to persons suffering from hair loss.
Emily has set up a GoFundMe page ahead of her brave haircut on January 5.

All donations will go to the Crumlin Children’s Cancer Ward, a location the Sheehy family knows well.

Emily’s younger brother was treated there when a huge heart tumour was discovered. Fortunately, the tumour was benign, and the youngster recovered.

The Sheehys are grateful for the help they got in Crumlin, and Emily hopes to repay it.

The 13-year-old raised nearly €1,000 in just 24 hours.

“We are really impressed with Form I pupil, Emily, who is conducting this fundraiser with The Rapunzel Foundation,” said Villiers School on North Circular Road. Thanks for your help — this is a worthy New Year’s resolution.”

This is Ireland’s largest paediatric hospital and leading kids cancer treatment unit. In 2019, the Crumlin hospital treated little under 25,000 sick children.