WHITE CITY, Ore. — The fight against cancer is inspiring a local 10-year-old to shave her head.
Michaela Batty does not have the disease, but she’s making the sacrifice for those who do. The White City girl will be taking part in a St. Baldrick’s Foundation event later this month.
During that event, she will shave all of her hair off. Batty says she was inspired to do this, after reading a story in the American Girl magazine about a girl her age battling cancer.
“I knew some kids were going to make fun of me at first, but then I realized, well, I don’t care if I’m bald, I’m going to be donating and I”m showing other kids with cancer that don’t have hair, it’s okay to be bald,” said Batty.
If you would like to donate you can do so online, click here. You can also drop off donations at the Little Pantry locations in Grants Pass, White City and Central Point.