Being bold, going bald

By Audrey Abdul-Latief

I’m doing it for cancer!

Hello!

Who is Audrey?

I'm very often recognised or spotted in the crowd by my hair. It actually might be the first thing you notice about me.

You might be asking yourself why would I want to shave all my hair off? And trust me, it's a question I've dwelt on too!

I'm no stranger to drastic hair changes, but the last time I went in for the big chop was almost 3 years ago now.

In that span of time I've let my hair grow. In those seasons I've celebrated ecstatic joys, cried through emotional lows and unfortunately mourned a handful of losses.

There are many sentimental reasons I can list to tell you why I'm taking part in this challenge. But in the end what really matters is the support that your donation can do to help the Cancer Council in their mission for a cancer free future.

Because 1 in 2 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. One of those people was a dear friend of mine, Rapunzel. She lost her life to cancer last year. She was very passionate about the research that goes into many lesser known cancers, such as the one she had, osteosarcoma. I’m losing my locks to raise funds and show my support.  

Rapunzel was alway so thankful to those who supported her in any way they could, but especially through the giving of blood. So may I also encourage you to, if able, donate blood when you can.  

With all being said, may I ask you to partner with me, by sponsoring me, to help support cancer research and provide vital services for Australians living with cancer.

Thank you for your generous donations,

Audrey

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In loving memory of a dear sister in Christ.

Rapunzel,

Your friendship was one of the greatest blessing I've ever received.

Love you dearly, see you soon.

"Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me

    all the days of my life,

and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord

    forever." - Psalm 23:6


My Updates

Absolutely Overwhelmed!!

Friday 30th Jul
Wow!

Honestly, wow. 

I am so overwhelmed by the support people have shown within the last 24hours of launching this page. 

Thank you, thank you, thank you, for all the outstanding donations that have already come through. Right now I am thanking God for all the generous people in my life, and maybe even strangers whom I don't know. 

I am praying that  you would know what a great contribution you've made, and how it will be helping so many others as well. 

We are very quick approaching the original goal I have set, which is speaking so much love and generosity. 

I've set a date aside to shave my hair, which will be very early summer (4th Dec 2021). There is still so much time to go, so may I encourage you to keep donating as the date approaches (or maybe even beyond).

Know that all of this will be going to a much needed cause, and the only glory I'd like to take from it is a fresh new cut! 

This is really a team effort, I'm just providing the scalp to be shaved, so please keep giving generously.

Love,
Audrey

Thank you to my Supporters

$510

John Slee

$239.20

Tjut Freestone

Hi Audrey, hope this will help 🙏❤️ You are doing a great job

$239.20

Anonymous

$156

Brenda Collins

You are such an inspiration to us beautiful Audrey. We thank God for you and your loving, beautiful heart. It is a privilege to support you and this wonderful cause. Love you dear sister and can’t wait to see you rock your new look! ❤️❤️❤️

$114

Anonymous

You're a flippin' gem and Punz would have been so proud ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

$104

Amanda Fotheringham

You magical woman. I met you at Sam & Cel’s wedding and remember thinking “that woman is a living piece of art…look at her hair!”. I love the way you loved on our girl in her last year. Thankyou for being selfless and doing something so impactful like this.

$104

Martini Lim

About almost 4 years ago, I lost a good friend to cancer. She died in the hospital before my eyes, the day we were supposed to hang out and laugh happily. The day she will meet my baby for the first time. Unbelievably sad because to this day I still remember her. What Ody did was a very amazing move. Continue to be an inspiration and also hope for many people. I pray that Ody, who has an angelic heart, is always healthy and can achieve her goal. God bless

$104

Lynn Middlebrook

It is such an honour to support this very worthy cause. Thank you♥️🙏 Lynn

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Yusra Burnet

$104

Ben Allen

$104

Mads And James

Go girl! A very special thing to do for our Cel. Xx

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Julie (zoe, Josh And Daniel Harris' Mum)

I so respect this decision Audrey! I have no doubt your faithful, practical, generous and loving care of your friend Rapunzel until she went to be with Her Lord was a blessing to her. Even now your focus of wanting to keep being a blessing to others even at cost to yourself in remembrance of your friend in the middle of a lockdown as a single woman when I am tempted to grumble is such an inspiration to me, my kids and I am so thankful you get to be a role model for our #mbmyouth and I am excited to support you in this!

$104

Kwabena Nsiah

So encouraging to see you take such a courageous stand to honour the life of Rapunzel!

$104

Anonymous

An absolutely incredible initiative Auds! Such a selfless thing to do, and a true reflection of your beautiful soul ❤ God bless you.

$104

Knox

🤍♥️

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Boyley Family

Encouraged by you!

$100

Akua

This is such a great thing that you are doing Audrey! Your hair is so precious and lovely and long!! now but I'm so amazed at your courage to chop it off for cancer research. That is awesome! Love you Auds <3

$52

Anonymous

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Anonymous

<3

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Kartika Rehan

This act warms our hearts so much, Audrey! So thankful to God for how you touched Rapunzel's life and how she has touched yours and so many of ours! In loving memory of our sweet, funny, intelligent, bold (I feel like she would've joked about being bald too) sister whom we will see again soon in heaven!

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Anonymous

Such a wonderful, brave thing to do my friend! You have all my love and support xx

$52

Betsy Phillips

Well done Audrey Betsy

$52

Imogen Middlebrook

Praying that your bold move going bald will spread awareness to many, and lead to generous people giving others a chance for a better life. Please God may there be a cancer free future! Thank you God for Audrey!!!

$52

Anonymous

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Ydqf

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Isobel Middlebrook

A U D R E Y!! You are so encouraging! I love your heart behind this cause and what a beautiful way to honour your dear friend and sister, Rapunzel xx

$52

Dylan Kasah

The hair’s dope but this is even more dope ❤️

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Anonymous

$52

Sitti Abdul-latief

❤️❤️❤️

$52

Mary Duncan

As I am one of those people who who has had cancer, I truly applaud you for the selfless act you are doing my dear Audrey. Keep up the good work xxoo

$50

Joseph Sanders

This is your captain speaking. Waddupup. Really awesome you're doing this Auds and its my blessing to support you, with the added benefit we can chat about it too with Rapunzel in heaven!

$50

Susie Allen

$50

Owen Egbenoma

❤️

$50

Maxine Dougall

A great cause! You're so brave! I'm sure Rapunzel would be very proud!

$31.20

Anonymous

Keep do the good works and help others Very proud of You

$26

Cameron Attard

$26

Jeri Jones Sparks

Just prayed for you. Love your heart.

$25

Dody Parto

From Dody and Tuty Parto, good luck!

$25

Anonymous

$20.80

Jacqui

You’re so amazing 💗

$20

Dominic Kasah

Happy to donate towards this ‘bald’ cause of yours 😁

$15.60

Renae Rosa

So proud of you!!🌼

$10.40

Anonymous