Mangaluru: 11-year-old girl shaves off hair for wigs of cancer patients

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Sep 24: Dilna Rajesh, student studying in sixth grade of Kendriya Vidyalaya 2 situated at Yekkur in the city donated her hair to prepare a wig for cancer patients.

Dilna said, “I was nine when I decided to donate my hair. That is why I did not cut my hair for the past two years. On January 14, 2021 on the occasion of my 11th birthday, a decision was taken to donate my hair. However, due to Covid pandemic and lockdown this did not materialize.

“My hair was donated on September 22. My hair was cleansed and cut at Yacchu’s hair garage, who are experts in collecting hair for cancer patients, located at Paradise Streak building in Bejai New Road of the city. The collected hair was sent to the Hair bank managed by Miracle Charitable Association of Kerala, which manufactures wigs for cancer patients who are financially poor.

“The hair was donated after seeing the plight of cancer patients, whose hairs are falling, at the regional cancer center at Thiruvananthapuram. When new hair grows I will donate the same again to cancer patients,” she said.

Dilna is the daughter of Rajesh Kumar, reporter of Malayala Manorama daily for the city and K M Jamuna, lecturer at Yenepoya College of Arts, Science and Commerce. They are natives of Kankol of Payyanur in Kannur district of Kerala and reside at present in the city.












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    Sat, Sep 25 2021


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  • Agnes, Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 25 2021

    Very noble and bold decision. HATS OFF TO YOU GIRL.

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  • T.Lobo, Bejai

    Fri, Sep 24 2021

    I pray for the courage to do what Dilna has done.

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  • Abdul, Vidya Nagar, Kasaragod.

    Fri, Sep 24 2021

    Mallu girl Dilna , excellent job. God bless you.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Sat, Sep 25 2021

    The air of Mangaluru is divine and pristine, it can even turn Somalians into good human beings! Aao, kuch din Mangaluru mein bithayein!

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sat, Sep 25 2021

    70 percent of city is supplied with sewage mixed drinking water which is really divine..ha ha ha

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sat, Sep 25 2021

    Oh my goodness......sheee deva....Is it true really? Double boil the water before drinking...🤑🤑🤑....Shankaranna, dont invite anyone to our house water is not good.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Fri, Sep 24 2021

    Dilna is an Angel from our Almighty ...

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  • Mangalorean, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 24 2021

    Hats off to you Dilna and what an example to set for everyone. The cancer patients will be immensely proud of you....God bless you.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Sep 24 2021

    Divya dear,You are a wonderful girl with a big heart.Thinking of others first and then self.Thank you very much for this.I do want to tell one thing here.Next time you need not cut your hair for donation sake.This hair business is beyond your imagination.Of course girls get hair after their medication is over.Then they will have the hair as usual.It is only during medication.Not all cancer patients are loosing hair.And this wig business is very big,They sell hair to a high amount.Not every hair is reaching its patient.Not all people know this.Just imagine So much hair is collected in Dharmasthala ,and they sell it to a high price .depends on lenght,and quality.etc.Even hair cutting is costing some rupees.Nowadays I heard many dalalis come to collect hair in every house.You can donate hair not completely shaved half also will do .and dont donate to make othrs business but if you want to donate it special person of your choice and without paying for it.

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Fri, Sep 24 2021

    Yes ....cancer patients regain their hair after chemotherapy. I have seen they get nice, thick hair. Anyways, very well said in your comment and explained perfectly. This will help for many.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sat, Sep 25 2021

    Cynthia DK they are selling this hair to foreign countries.Long hair is very much appriciated here and other counties too.

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Fri, Sep 24 2021

    Brave Girl and also wants to help others. Hairs shaved off grow in multifold. It is a know fact. This girl has to shave her head every week for a month now on and then she can see the results.

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  • Rita, Germany.

    Sat, Sep 25 2021

    Charles D,Mello Pangla,Please dont advice this to a young girl who doesnt know anything what will be done with this hair.She is a innocent girl believe everything what others tell.Do you think her hair will be reaching to cancer patient s wig?Never.It goes to people who do business with this to sell .A cancer patient will get probably some less costing.Sure cancer atiens wear for not long time some get back soon after therapy is over others dont get much hair ,still prefer to use wig.In certain cases and countries ,health insurance pays.Cancer patient is only a name to make business.See in Dharmasthala how many people are donating their hair for this purpose.

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  • Joy, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 24 2021

    Hat's off to you, God Bless.

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