Austin shaving a participant’s head.
We don’t often think of St. Patrick’s Day as a holiday with gifts, but for my family, the entire St. Baldrick’s season is about giving and receiving.
Here is what we give: the hair off the heads of my boys, three-time shavee Braedan, 8, and two-time shavee and two-time childhood cancer survivor, Austin, 5. For the fifth year in a row, my husband Mark also gave his hair, with a bit more reluctance than his young sons (its return is less certain).
Wendi Schoffstall first heard of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation when she was asked to photograph Emily, one of the Foundation’s five 2012 Ambassador Kids. At first a sweet girl with the soft smile captured by Wendi’s lens, it didn’t take long for Emily to capture Wendi’s heart.
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