Eight years ago, in 2007, when I was eleven years old, I was amazed when I heard that Sunita Williams, an American astronaut, ran the Boston marathon on a treadmill in space. I followed her story and was even more inspired when I learnt that she had cut and donated her hair from space to help make a wig for cancer patients who lost hair during the chemotherapy.
"I've been in and out of infusion centers since 2008 when I was diagnosed with a Lupus and a blood clotting disorder. I'm at the National Cancer Centre of Singapore about every two weeks for a blood draw. I see so many cancer patients who have lost their hair to chemo, and it makes me feel good to know that I can do something to help.
"I was inspired by my mother's friend who had also donated her hair to a different organisation a few years ago. Thus, I decided to do the same because I wanted to make use of my hair to support others who are not as fortunate.