By Michael Christianson
When Julia Wrostad was four years old she donated 12 inches of her hair to make wigs for people going through cancer treatments and those suffering from other diseases where they have lost their hair. Last week the now nine year old Julia did it again.
This time not only did she raise money for the CT Scan Fund at the hospital but she got her hair cut in front of the entire New Prospect School.
All last week at New Prospect was dedicated to raising extra money through special event days including hot dog day, hat day, and a bake sale.
“I’m giving some hair to people who don’t have hair and it makes me feel happy because they’ll finally have hair,” said Julia who raised $1400. The school raised an additional $600.
“It’s amazing; I actually got a bit emotional about it,” said Julia’s mom Beth Wrolstad. “We’ve had a lot of friend and family who have had cancer, and in the school also there’s a lot of people who have been touched by it. So just to see her so generous and courageous for being the center of attention to get a lot of hair cut off is amazing.”
Beth says her daughter will probably be donating more hair in a few years and she was happy to have family from Fort Frances come up for Julia’s big hair cut.