Mangaluru: 20-year-old donates 14-inch hair for cancer patients

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (ANK)

Mangaluru Oct 15: A 20-year-old girl in a heartwarming gesture donated her beautiful hair with hope to bring a smile on the face of women affected by cancer on October 13, stating that she was inspired to do so because of one of her relatives.

Prashanthi Vaniyan the 20-year-old who hails from Delampady is the girl who donated her 14-inch long hair to cancer patients. She is a final year BSc student at St Philomena College in Darbe, Puttur. Prashanthi couriered her hair to the hair bank at Miracle Charitable Association in Thrissur.

"Every year I used to cut and throw one inch of my hair. This year for a change, instead of cutting an inch, I chopped 14 inches of my hair and donated it for cancer warriors. I feel proud of myself for donating my hair for cancer patients and I am glad to bring a smile on their face," she said.

"I was inspired by my relative Reshma Ramdas who had donated her hair in August to Miracle Charitable Association in Thrissur," Prashanthi added.

"My family and friends are supportive of my decision of donating the hair. In the beginning, they did not accept my decision of chopping hair. But after understanding my reason behind it, they appreciated it," she added.



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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    This news will be in this month Manki Bath.

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  • John, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    In saloons too much hair available no?

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  • Francis, Shirva/UK

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    Well done, good job

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  • Roshan Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    Dear Prashanthi Vaniyan
    You Made someone happy God will Bless you

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  • Concerned citizen, Mangaluru

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    Something is better than nothing.

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Bangalore

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    Cancer patients lose their hair from the effect of drugs used in chemotherapy. They feel awkward to mix with people when their head is bald. Though they can purchase wigs, those wigs are not exact and tailor made for patients. Hence, if someone donates their hair, that is more than 12 inches, exact wigs can be made that will enhance the appearance and give a smile on the cancer patient.

    Well done Prashanti. God will bless you. We love your act.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Oct 15 2020

    Mera Mangaluru Badal Raha Hai ...

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  • Abdul kader,, Vidyanagar , KASARAGOD.

    Thu, Oct 15 2020

    God bless you sister, great job.

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