Residents in Sarajevo donate hair for wigs used by children with cancer
A great number of residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina's (BiH's) capital Sarajevo on Sunday donated their hair for making wigs that will be used by children who lost their own hair due to chemotherapy treatment, Trend reports citing Xinhua.
The project, called "My hair-your hair", aims to give psychological help to children who are facing the loss of hair due to different diseases.
"When you give someone a part of your body, you stay connected. All of these donors are a great support to us and our children," Fikret Kubat, organizer and director of the Association "Heart for the Children with Cancer", told reporters.
The event, organized across the country several times a year, attracted a record number of donors this time with some 400 people taking part in.
According to Kubat, in the last two years, around 3,600 donors, 80 percent of them girls, donated their hair, with which 38 wigs were made.
Amra Hadzic, 15, donated her long hair for the first time, after her sister did it last year, and she has decided to help children who face the trauma of losing hair amid treatment.
"For me, this is important because I know that I will put a smile on the face of a girl or a boy I do not even meet before. This is a reward for me," Hadzic told Xinhua.
Seven year-old Mia is attending the primary school in Sarajevo and one of her friends does not attend classes anymore since she undergoes treatment in the hospital.