Little girl with big heart
SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa. -- A little girl from Somerset County has inspired many after she shaved off her hair for her 3-year-old cousin who was recently diagnosed with cancer.
On Monday afternoon, 8-year-old, Morgan Weyand walked into SmartStyle Hair Salon in Walmart and asked for an unusual haircut.
"The lady shaved my head for me because I really wanted to support cancer for my little cousin," said Morgan Weyand.
A few weeks ago, Morgan's little cousin, Cooper Evens was diagnosed with a rare type of lymphoma.
"He has Burkitt lymphoma which is a rare type of lymphoma," said Cooper's mother, Kayla Nicklow. "And it's a tumor that is located in one of his intestines."
Morgan's aunt Denny and cousin Shawna both have breast cancer and she's supporting them in the fight as well.
The third grader said she came up with the idea to shave off her hair all on her own and now, she is looked at as an inspiration. When 6 News asked Morgan what she wants to do when she grows up, she said she wants to cure cancer.
"That little girl has a heart of gold, there's not many kids that would do that," said Amanda Thompson, the hairstylist who shaved off her hair.
While Morgan's hair is being donated to 'Wigs for Kids', Cooper's mother told 6 News that Morgan's selfless act of courage means a lot during this tough time.
"It was pretty powerful and meant a lot to us because with Cooper just being three and having a rare kind of cancer, it's nice to see all the support that we have been getting from Morgan and the family," said Nicklow.
Cooper is undergoing his second round of chemo this Friday at Children's Hospital.
If anyone wants to follow Cooper's story, his Facebook page is called Cooper's fight. The family is also holding a basket party at Somerset Area High School on March 6th and donations will be given to the family.