LIRON POLLACK donates hair haircut 390.
(photo credit: Courtesy Kaplan Medical Center)
Thirteen-year-old Liron Pollack decided this week that getting her long hair cut
short would not only complete a “perfect Purim costume” as a funky teenager with
a spiky hairdo, but also ease the suffering of women with cancer.
girl from the Pelech modern Orthodox girls’ school in Kiryat Ekron, who is
involved in the Bnei Akiva youth movement, went to Kaplan Medical Center to
donate her tresses. For the past two years, the Rehovot hospital has had
hairdresser Eli Ben Zikri (a former cancer patient) and Yigal Gott give free
haircuts to women and girls (and even long-haired boys) who wanted to donate so
that wigs could be made.
The oncology department’s hair salon donates the
wigs to women and girls undergoing chemotherapy who had lost their
Hospital director-general Dr. Ya’acov Yahav said that the
hairdressing team volunteers to cut the donated hair and make the
Pollack decided to tour the hospital before Purim.
to the oncology department and saw Eli Ben Zikri making a wig for a woman who
became bold. Suddenly, with the wig, she looked radiant,” she said. Now, she
needs only gel to create the spikes she needs for her Purim costume.
teen called on other girls to join her and volunteer for a haircut. Her mother
Sarit was very proud, as Pollack has had long hair for so long that she is known
“Her friends couldn’t believe she had it cut short, but
apparently this was very important to her!”