Micah's Big Chop

I'm chopping my hair and need your help!

Dear Family, Friends and the Community,

I have made the decision to make a difference by cutting and donating my hair to be made into a wig for someone who has lost their hair due to a medical condition.

I'll be chopping off 35.5 cms on 30.4.2020.

I am preparing on cutting my hair and would love all our family, friends and the communities Support. 

People do know me for my long hair as one of my traits, I have been growing it for the last five years and now feel it is time to cut it. However, I would like to donate it to Variety - the Children’s Charity! My hair will be used to make wigs for those who have lost their hair due to a medical condition.

Wigs cost families up to $6,000, lasting 1-2 years, meaning families can spend tens of thousands of dollars on the purchase of wigs throughout a child’s youth. By making a donation to Variety - the Children's Charity, you can help provide a wig or other vital equipment to a child in need. 

Our family have been touched by close family and friends who have experienced cancer sadly some have passed, while on a positive note some have survived. My grandmother currently suffers from Brain Cancer, so I have had first-hand experience in seeing her going through the process of having her hair shaved to prepare for surgery and then the effects of chemo. I believe having a wig can make such a huge difference for those who have lost their hair due to medical issues.

Variety believes all Aussie kids deserve a fair go so they help thousands of kids who are sick, disadvantaged, or have special needs through various grants and programs including granting wigs to kids that have lost their hair due to a medical condition for example, alopecia. Wigs give these kids, like Hannah (https://vimeo.com/173864173), more confidence and better self-esteem so they can feel like themselves again. But wigs can cost thousands and last only 1-2 years.

This is a really big deal for me as long hair has become part of my identity especially while modelling, so would like to extend this fundraiser to family, friends and the community. So don’t be shy, every little bit counts!

Thank you in advance for your generous support. Keep an eye out for some of my first photos with short hair!


A Message From Micah
Hi everyone, I just wanted to send out a message to you all as you know I have been raising money for the Variety Charity. I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped and supported me in raising money for this important charity. As the count-down began, I would check my page daily and got very excited when I saw another person donate. It also made me realise how supportive everyone is and how kind they are.

There are a couple of reasons why I am doing this, hair can be a very important part of someone’s identity so my main reason is to donate my hair to be turned into a wig, so that I can put a smile on someone who has lost their hair due to a medical condition. The other reason is, for my grandmother - who suffers from an aggressive brain cancer. I wanted to do this with her and for people in a similar situation. She had agreed to cut my hair, so I really wanted to create this memory with her.

I can't believe it but you have all helped me reach my goal and more raising $1500.

Once again a massive thank you to each person and family who have kindly donated to the variety charity.

Hope you enjoy the photo's as much as I enjoyed the experience.



My Achievements

Made a self-donation

Received 5 donations

Received 10 donations

Raised 50% of goal

Raised 100% of goal

Raised over $1500

Thanks for all the support

$114.84

Samuel Family

What a beautiful thing you are doing. You should be very proud.

$104.40

Anonymous

Little things are BIG things And BIG things, always start with little things Bless you!

$104.40

Daniel Kozman

$104.40

Mark Sidhom

Awesome work Micah. Whatever you do, don't let your dad cut it! The Sidhoms

$100

Mon

You are a beautiful boy inside out! God bless you Micah. We’re very proud of your sacrifice, Mon & Mike & GJCL

$82

Ronda Malek

Micah you have a heart of Gold, we love you and are so proud of you. God Bless you always. Love Mum, Dad, Nathaniel, Jesse & Eli xox

$52.20

Steffan Malek

You have a good heart Mister Micah

$52.20

Swati Sarvaria

So thoughtful. Well done Micah. You are a brave soul.

$52.20

Anonymous

I would like to say Thank you to the Cashmans her personally dropped off their donation. I continue to be overwhelmed with everyone's support. Much appreciated Micah

$52.20

Kerrie Levinson

Go well, Micah!

$52.20

Cathy Khodeir

I am so proud of you Micah.

$52.20

Wee Family (perth)

You have such a beautiful soul, Micah! And you're a great inspiration to others. Hugs & Kisses, Suzanne, Christopher and C & E

$52.20

Belinda And Alice Mcintyre

Good for you Micah and we look forward to seeing the photos. We're also sorry to hear about your Grandma and are thinking of you and your Grandma now too. Good luck with your fundraising for a great cause.

$50

Judy Bellamy

$50

Jessica Grauds

Oskars is very impressed.

$49.07

Lina Malek

We will miss your golden locks. Xx

$31.32

Sam Maloney & Lucas Gangemi

Hey Micah, you are such a great example to us all. Lucas and I just want you to know we are really supportive of you and hope you reach goal. From your friends Sam Maloney and Lucas Gangemi

$31.32

Melissa Maloney

Oh Micah, just realised my original was $20 not $50! So anyway, you'll get a laugh out of that - but here's the rest of it. Keep on doing what you do Micah, you are the best of the best. xxxx

$31.32

Danielle Brown

Well done Micah

$31.32

Anonymous

God Bless you Micah

$31.32

Melanie Gardener

Go Micah!!

$30

Kate Alchin

Very impressed with you Micah! You are wonderful for thinking of other children.

$30

Sami Daoud

Well done Micah, we are so proud of you. God Bless you always.

$30

Alvis Chan

$30

Ruth Brunsdon

Wonderful Micah! Thank you for supporting this charity. You should feel very proud of yourself.

$20.88

Melissa Gangemi

You are an inspiration Micah, we all love your bright shining personality and commitment to what you believe in and now, here you are being completely selfless and humanitarian. All our support Love the Maloney/Gangemi family. xxx

$20.88

Rebekah Ellis

What a lovely thing to do Micah.

$20.88

Ronda Malek

Thanks for your support Nana

$20

Mary Nicola

You are doing something very amazing Micah!

$16.70

Eman Gobrial

What a brave boy 💪Well-done 💋