13-year-old says donating hair a great way to ease suffering of women with cancer
The oncology department’s hair salon donates the wigs to women and girls undergoing chemotherapy who had lost their hair.
Hospital director-general Dr. Ya’acov Yahav said that the hairdressing team volunteers to cut the donated hair and make the wigs.
Pollack decided to tour the hospital before Purim.
“I went to the oncology department and saw Eli Ben Zikri making a wig for a woman who became bold. Suddenly, with the wig, she looked radiant,” she said. Now, she needs only gel to create the spikes she needs for her Purim costume.
The teen called on other girls to join her and volunteer for a haircut. Her mother Sarit was very proud, as Pollack has had long hair for so long that she is known for it.
“Her friends couldn’t believe she had it cut short, but apparently this was very important to her!”