Nurses go bald to honor cancer patients

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by Maggie Ruper

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 10, 2013 at 1:29 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 18 at 2:28 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Leslie Caughron and Karrie Walp are nurses at Kosair Children’s Hospital and they cut off all their hair on Sunday for St. Baldrick’s. The foundation funds cancer research.

“I am doing this so people know we have to find a cure for cancer. We have to find a cure,” said Walp.

Caughron cut off her hair for her former patient.

“Aiden was two and a half when he was first diagnosed with cancer,” said his mom, Gena Johnson.

“Aiden and I bonded immediately and Aiden's just my boy. Aiden's mom shaved her head a couple of years ago for St. Baldrick’s and when he relapsed this summer I decided I would shave my head for him,” said Caughron.

“It's a very selfless act to be able to humble yourself to remove your hair to be like what they are,” said Johnson.

The hair will be donated to Locks for Love.

Their team hoped to raise more than $12,000 alone for St. Baldrick’s. You can donate at www.stbaldricks.org\7westkids

 

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