Two Little Girls and Their Very Big Gift

This Guest Post has been written and submitted by Wendy (also known as @mapsgirl).

I can’t thank MTM enough for wanting me to share my girls’ story with you!

For the last 9 months, my daughter, Rachel, has been growing her hair so that it will be long enough to donate.

In May 2011, I suggested to Rachel that we cut her hair. She wanted to be more independent and shorter hair is easier to take care of.

Rachel’s reply was — “I want to cut if for cancer.”

I stopped in my tracks. Paused. And the only thing I could say was “Really? Go tell your father what you want to do.”

Then I cried.

My little girl wants to give something so precious and the thought came so naturally; without hesitation.

I should probably add that Rachel is only 7 years old.


Christmas Day 2011, my brother asked Rachel if she would like to get her hair cut when he shaves his his head. For the last few years, my brother has participated in Cops for Cancer by fundraising and getting his head shaved.

Lauren (almost 5) has since decided she wants to donate her hair as well. This is going to be an amazing day!

The girls are very excited because their Uncle will get to cut their hair on stage in the middle of Square One (Mississaga, ON) on March 24th!

They have their own page where you can pledge money to support the Canadian Cancer Society!

Please click the link below and show your support!
Any donation is greatly appreciated!

http://convio.cancer.ca/goto/smartkids

Thank you for your support!!


Wendy (also known as @mapsgirl) is Rachel and Lauren’s mom. Her girls are the inspiration of her blog, funny things are everywhere. funny things are everywhere has grown from a personal journal to a family-oriented blog focusing on topics that are of importance to parents and their children. Child passenger safety is a passion of Wendy’s. For the last 4 years, Wendy has had the opportunity to work with several Ontario police services and EMS teams, as a car seat technician. Writing her blog and volunteering in the community happens when she’s not working full time as a cartographer for a municipality.


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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08459584652802529868 Laural Dawn

    This is such an amazing story!
    I read the other day a quote about how sometimes as parents we need to lead our children, but sometimes we need to follow their lead and learn from them.
    I hope that as my kids grow up they will also set such amazing amazing examples.

  • http://myweeview.com/ Lynette

    So sweet!! Good for her. It’s amazing what kids will come up with… Yeah for her!!

    I’d love to see after shots