Woman shaves goodbye to hair for good cause

Dorset Echo: KEEPING TRIM: Jackie Moon, having her head shaved for charity KEEPING TRIM: Jackie Moon, having her head shaved for charity

A WOMAN who has been diagnosed with a condition her beloved sister died from is having her hair shaved off for a good cause.

Jackie Moon, of Weymouth Bay Avenue, has neurofibromatosis, an inherited condition which has led to a tumour forming on her head.

She will soon undergo major surgery to remove the growth but before her operation at hospital in Southampton she has decided to help others.

Sadly, her sister Michelle Wiles passed away because of the condition at the young age of 29 and tragically left behind a two-year-old daughter.

And now Jackie’s son Charlie has been told that he also has neurofibromatosis, although it luckily does not pose a risk at the moment.

Jackie will be having her hair shaved off at Morrisons on Friday to raise money for a special playground for pupils at the Wyvern School.

She said: “My sister was diagnosed with a tumour at the age of 16.

“She then had radiotherapy before she went into remission.

“For 13 years she lived a normal life but it came back and she sadly died in 2001.

“We try to keep her memory alive for her daughter Lily and now I’ve got the same condition I wanted to do something for a good cause.

“My son Michael attends Wyvern and we need to raise £28,000 for a wheelchair accessible swing and climbing frame.”

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