Brave Grantham teenager shaves hair off for charity
A courageous teenager who has undergone 15 neuro surgeries in 10 years has shaved her hair to raise funds for the hospital that she has been a patient at for most of her life.
Chloe Russell, 13, has a number of complex medical conditions including Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) a genetic disorder that can affect multiple systems of the body. Scans also revealed that she had developed Hydrocephalus, a blockage in the ventricles of the brain which was causing immense pressure on her skull.
Chloe, who lives with her mum Paula and dad Peter in Gonerby Hill Foot, has been in Queen’s Medical Centre (QMC) in Nottingham since last May after the shunt she had fitted to relieve the pressure in her skull became blocked.
Chloe, who is in Year 9 at Walton Girls’ school shaved her hair off last Friday before going in for more surgery.
She has already raised £3,449 for Ward E40 and the Children’s Brain Tumour charity.
Proud dad Peter said: “Chloe continues to recover on Ward E40. She would like to say a massice thank you to all who continue to support and share on her journey.” Visit: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/chloeshair