Katie Stubbings, 11, recently donated her hair to Angel Hair For Wigs. (Contributed)

Cloverdale 11-year-old donates hair for third time

Katie Stubbings has had three haircuts since she was born, and she has donated hair each time

When Cloverdale’s Katie Stubbings walked into the salon in late July, it was for the third hair cut in the 11-year-old’s life.

Each time, she has donated her long locks to Angel Hair for Kids, a non-profit organization that makes and distributes wigs to children who have lost their hair to illness, including cancer treatments, alopecia and other medical conditions.

According to the organization, it takes between 10 and 12 ponytails and about $2,000 to make a wig for one child. But thanks to generous donors like Katie, they are able to provide wigs at no cost to a child’s family.

On July 23, Katie donated 22 inches of hair because, she said, “I just want to make other kids happy.”

She made the donation in memory of her Great-Auntie Val, who passed away from cancer before Katie or her twin brother Evan were born. She also honoured the memory of former Cloverdale Reporter editor Jennifer Lang, who wrote stories on Katie’s giving spirit over the years.

Although local hair stylist Nikki Beaulne has just given her a fresh cut, Katie is already planning to grow her hair out again for donation.

Her family is behind her. Her brother Evan said he thinks his sister is “pretty cool for donating her hair for other kids.”

Parents Tammy and Ryan said they are “very proud” of Katie. “She’s got a big heart and is a very caring little girl towards others around her,” said Tammy.



editor@cloverdalereporter.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Court awards woman $143K for two Whalley rear-ender crashes, one by a bus

In both cases, Brigitte Bergeron’s vehicle was hit from behind while stopped at an intersection

Surrey RCMP searching for missing woman last seen in Crescent Beach

Milcah Kasomali-Chirumbwana last seen at 4:35 p.m. July 5 in the 12300-block of Beecher Street

Pubs accused of ‘negligently’ serving alcohol before Surrey traffic crash

The case concerns an Aug. 2, 2015 single-vehicle crash

New track in Surrey park keeps walkers away from athletes

Track coach has witnessed many accidents and injuries on Bear Creek Park’s main track in recent years

Surrey Crime Prevention Society relaunches mentorship program with $150K in funding

Program supports vulnerable youth and helps them develop ‘a sense of civic pride’

Horrifying video shows near head-on collision on Trans Canada

The video was captured on dash cam along Highway 1

COVID-19: B.C. promotes video-activated services card

Mobile app allows easier video identity verification

ICBC to resume road tests in July with priority for rebookings, health-care workers

Tests have been on hold for four months due to COVID-19

Would you take a COVID-19 vaccine? Poll suggests most Canadians say yes

75 per cent of Canadians would agree to take a novel coronavirus vaccine

Abbotsford school vice-principal accused of getting Instagram ‘confessions’ page shut down

@A.S.S.S.Confessions page claims school officials contacted families to find out person behind page

Recreational chinook openings leave First Nations frustrated on the Lower Fraser

Limited recreational openings for chinook on the Chehalis and Chilliwack rivers being questioned

Budget officer pegs cost of basic income as calls for it grow due to COVID-19

Planned federal spending to date on pandemic-related aid now tops about $174 billion

Sexologist likens face mask debate to condom debate: What can we learn from it?

Society’s approach to condom usage since the 1980s can be applied to face masks today, one expert says

Most Read