Indian School Bahrain Grade 10 student Eldha Ebi donates hair to cancer patients
TDT | Manama
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An Indian School Bahrain (ISB) student has donated her hair to the Bahrain Cancer Society. Grade 10 student Eldha Ebi has been growing her hair out for the past two years with the intention of donating it for a noble cause.
Now, she has donated her 45cm-long hair to the Society so real hair wigs can be made for children who have lost their own through cancer treatment or other reasons. Living through a pandemic for more than two years, the 15-year-old girl is thrilled that she finally could do so to help others.
Eldha has been studying in the Indian School since LKG. Eldha Ebi says: “My small act of kindness can give self-confidence, strength and hope to someone struggling with emotional challenges of hair loss and who suffers physically and mentally.
It can boost self-esteem and a person’s outlook. “Human hairs are so costly and cannot be fabricated on demand. Hence, donation can help the needy ones. I did my hair donation wholeheartedly and feel proud with this new transformation exchange. I thank God for giving me this chance to support the needy ones and consider it as a gift of gratitude towards life.”
Eldha is the daughter of Indian expatriates Ebimon Yohannan, who works in Al Moayyed, and Jeena Ebimon. Her brother, Edwin Ebi John, is a student in Grade 11. The family, who is interested in charitable initiatives, belongs to the Sacred Heart Church, Manama.
ISB Hon. Chairman Prince S Natarajan, Hon. Secretary Saji Antony and Principal VR Palaniswamy appreciated the student’s noble initiative for the society.