4th Grade Cancer Patient Throws Party in Hospital to Shave Head


By Molly Ade

When 4th-grader Heaven Westmorland was diagnosed with Stage 2 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, she didn’t want to endure the trauma of losing her hair slowly through chemo.

Instead, she shaved her head with a party with family, friends, and hospital staff. They all gathered in support, playing Heather’s music playlist and eating her favorite foods.

Heather’s mom and some of the party-goers even shaved their heads in solidarity.

Afterwards, they celebrated by putting on fun wigs and hung a disco ball and a sign that said ‘Bald is strong.’