Children With Hair Loss' Fundraiser:

The Mile in Their Shoes Project

Children With Hair Loss' Photo
Children With Hair Loss' Photo
Children With Hair Loss' Photo
Children With Hair Loss' Photo
Children With Hair Loss' Photo
Children With Hair Loss' Photo
Children With Hair Loss' Photo
Children With Hair Loss' Photo
Children With Hair Loss' Photo
Children With Hair Loss' Photo
Children With Hair Loss' Photo
Children With Hair Loss' Photo

THE STORY:

In the summer of 2012 I started working on a documentary for an organization called “Children with Hair Loss.” I had donated my hair several times to them and when Grosse Ile Cable approached me and asked for documentary ideas, I jumped at the chance to tell the amazing story of this organization.

The trouble I’ve been having is that I want to tell the story as passionately as I can without exploiting the very children they are trying to help. I didn’t feel right putting a camera in their faces and asking an obtuse question like, “What’s it like to be bald?” I hit a wall and my documentary was going nowhere fast. I really felt like I was letting everyone down. How do I tell this story and maintain my integrity without losing the passion I feel for this organization?

After much soul searching it came to me. What do we do when we are trying to understand someone? We try to walk in their shoes. I decided I was going to shave my head and draw upon my own experiences so I could passionately tell the story without having to go to the children who are suffering from hair loss.

After I made my decision I thought, “Why not take this one step further?” Many people raise money and when they reach a goal they shave their head. Well, anyone who knows me knows I like to do things my own way. So I decided to shave my head and keep it shaved until I reach my goal. This kind of uncertainty will help me really live this experience. These children aren’t voluntarily bald but they also are bald indefinitely. My hair grows pretty fast (luck for me) so I thought the best way to get the most out of this experience is to shave my head and have no idea when the hair will come back.

I am going to go out in the world completely bald and report my experiences on YouTube. I hope to raise enough money to by one of the beautiful wigs made possible by “Children With Hair Loss.” It might seem like a lot of work but to one child that work is priceless.

Thank you for your contributions!

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To This Fundraiser

$5,326

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Malcho/T... family

    $20

  • Steve & Sarah Ford

    $25

  • Frank, Shelly, Logan, Frankie and Cole G...

    $20

  • Marc & Kristi DeCoster

    $25

  • Tom, Vikki and Zack Barth

    $20

  • Maggie & Oggie Nash

    $25

  • Marcy and Madison Exner

    $25

  • Nic and Laura Nash

    $30

  • Bill + Bev Clayton

    $25

  • The Schoenherr (Jeralyn) family

    $25

  • Mandy Walz

    $25

  • Michelle Adams

    $20

  • Ted and Pat Wasson

    $100

  • Chester & Carol Parmalee

    $25

  • SARAH DAVISON

    $50

  • Sarah Walz

    $100

  • Jay & Molly Knittel

    $25

  • Lisa Herrera

    $25

  • Molly Parker

    $20

  • Paula

     

  • Julie and Anders Lundberg

    $50

  • Nancy & Frank Tetlow

    $25

  • Tom and Nina Szuch

    $25

  • Diane L. Rito / ray/j

    $50

  • Wendy & Walt

    $25

  • Kristi DeCoster

    $45

  • Jodi McGrew

     

  • Sammi Hadad

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kristi DeCoster

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • Total Health Foods

    $50

  • Julie and Jody

    $50

  • Chloe and Rylie

    $10

  • Cindie Loucks

    $10

  • Mary Jo and John Budzyn

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $16

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • The Rose Family

    $25

  • The Franzen Family

    $25

  • Elizabeth Hegelund

    $25

  • Ginger Schuerge...

    $25

  • Buzz and Cheryl

    $100

  • Melissa & Myranda Ryder

    $30

  • Nicole, Declan & Brady O'Donnell

    $200

  • Kristi

    $25

  • Oggie & Maggie

    $50

  • Jay & Cindy Czarnik

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $24

  • Sarasota Little Caesars

    $45

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Kate

    $30

  • Mike

    $20

  • Aunt Marilyn and Uncle Terry Scroggie

    $20

  • Alan and Alice Graziani

    $100

  • Tim and Robin O'Donnell

    $100

  • James Parker

    $100

  • Gary And Pam Macioce

    $250

  • Amy & Shane O'Connell

    $25

  • Robert Ericson

    $100

  • Mary E Roberts

    $50

  • Toni Mann

     

  • Dr. and Mrs. Ken DeByle

    $1,000

  • Jacquie and Michael Cummings

    $25

  • Carole LeFevre

    $50

  • Cathy Winfree

    $20

  • April Kaylor

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Ann Loftus

    $50

  • Klemans family

    $250

  • Jennifer and Brad Yaker and boys

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $18

  • Libby, Phil, Tommy, Anna, and Brandon

    $50

  • Tracy

    $25

  • For Mike

    $10

  • Alic Huang

    $20

  • Anthony Larkin

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Martha Vannelli

    $250

  • JJJ

    $20

  • Kyle S.

    $10

  • Kim B

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Ellie-Bean Holton

    $20

  • Pete

    $20

  • Stephanie S.

    $10

  • Staff at RP's

    $20

  • Jessi and Brian

    $20

  • Tyler Cyr

    $20

  • Total Health Foods

    $20

  • Jan Smith

    $150

  • L Ellwood-... & Br. John

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $18

  • Sue Lowery

    $25

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107% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Sue Lowery

Sue Lowery

DONATION: $25

9 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $18

Bold... generous... hot!!! 9 months ago

L Ellwood-Filkins & Br. John

L Ellwood-Filkins & Br. John

DONATION: $100

9 months ago

Jan Smith

Jan Smith

DONATION: $150

9 months ago

Total Health Foods

Total Health Foods

DONATION: $20

9 months ago