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Lexy lets her locks go to a far, far better place than on her head

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June 11, 2018

Lexy Jones cut her hair to make into a wig for cancer survivors and to raise money for the Cancer Council. She did it after her 'Grammy' Deb Brownfield (pictured) was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago.

Lexy Jones' hair before the chop.

Lexy Jones cut her hair to make into a wig for cancer survivors and to raise money for the Cancer Council.

TEN-YEAR-OLD Lexy Jones spent years growing her long hair to her bottom.

But with one snip of the scissors, it now sits just above her shoulders.

And the 30cm of hair that was chopped off will be turned into a wig for women undergoing cancer treatment.

It was an emotional experience for the Echuca 208 student; not so much because of the loss of her long locks, but the reason behind it.

‘‘Two years ago, on June 23, 2016, our world was turned upside down when my beautiful Grammy (Deb Brownfield) was diagnosed with a serious type of breast cancer called Her 2 Positive,’’ she wrote on her fundraising page.

‘‘Grammy is such a special person to us and to see her go through her cancer battle was very hard.

‘‘Our Grammy is one of the toughest and most bravest Grammys of all and managed to fight her way through it.

‘‘She had to go through many procedures/treatments of chemo and radiotherapy which resulted in her losing her hair, amongst other things not so very nice side effects.’’

Family and friends held a private crazy hair day in support of Deb, but Lexy’s hair wasn’t as long then.

So the youngster decided to donate 30cm of her hair to make a wig for cancer survivors, while raising money for the Cancer Council.

Earlier this month, she had the chop; raising more than $1700 in just four weeks.

Mum Olivia Brownfield said she couldn’t be more proud of her daughter.

‘‘Her target was $500 so to get past $1700 is an awesome achievement,’’ she said.

‘‘There were tears. It was a very special moment.

‘‘And she loves her hair now.’’

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