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Sunday, 19-August-2018

HAIR FOR HOPE

Naga women, men and children donate their hair to support patients suffering from cancer

A special charitable hair donation event for cancer patients was set up at the Lighthouse Church in Dimapur. Almost 30 people willingly donated their hair for the cause. ‘Hair for Hope India’ is a first of its kind event in the North-Eastern region.
The organisation will help to convert the donated hair into wigs for the economically challenged chemotherapy patients. Losing her mother to cancer ignited her zeal to help cancer patients said Amen Jamir, the lady who is behind idea of the drive.
Jamir, who herself have donated her hair twice said that she saw the Hair for Hope page across Facebook and thought that it would be the best place to volunteer for the cause. The donated hair will be directly sent to Hair for Hope, Bangalore for further processing.
Ahimsa Zhimomi, a cancer survivor shared her own story saying that as a social worker and evangelist, she suffered the stigma and self-pity, considering herself unfortunate and cursed.
Zhimomi is now the President and Founder of a Cancer Support Group. Talking about her journey as a cancer survivor she said that it taught her the acceptance and faith she needed to inculcate.
The only man amongst all the women was Alex Kikon a young man in his 20s, who loved his long hair. Alex sacrificed his hair saying he wanted to ‘donate his hair for a cause.