A young boy has made a selfless gesture to support his friend who has been diagnosed with a rare form of Leukaemia. After his friend began to lose his hair through chemotherapy, the last thing Luke wanted was for him to feel embarrassed about it.
The compassionate 11-year-old therefore decided to join his friend and shave his head too. His dad Michael asked him if he wanted a ‘number 5’ shave first, in case he didn’t like it. Luke’s response was, “it’s not about me and my appearance Dad. I need to do this for my friend.”
“Luke’s friend would often join in class chats via Zoom” said Michael. “Every time he saw Luke on the screen, he began to smile as Luke stood out amongst his peers.”
Luke took his act of kindness even further by asking his family and friends to help him raise money for CLCRF and Perth Children’s Hospital so that he could help other sick children. He was able to raise an incredible total of $512 and donated $256 to the Foundation.
We would like to thank Luke for his generous donation and for showing his support for all children battling the gruelling disease. You can show your support by making a donation towards childhood cancer research today!