Boy shaves head to match brave friend battling brain cancer
Meet Allie Allen, a brave and beautiful high schooler currently fighting her second battle with brain cancer.
Allen, a high school junior, was disappointed to lose her hair last month, so her date for homecoming thought it was only fair he shave his head too. Brayden Carpenter showed up to the Allen home with a freshly shaved head of his own, so his friend wouldn't be alone.
The Allen family's battle extends far past Allie, and onto her mother Debbi, who is unfortunately also battling cancer. The Allen's story is told on a GoFundMe page set up to help with the family's medical costs:
"In 2013, the Allen family began a journey with cancer they never could have imagined would have taken so many twists and turns. It was then that a 14 year old Allie, a vibrant dancer at Schilling Middle School, was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer, anaplastic ependymoma grade 3." Then post continues, "Just a few months ago, cancer's cruel irony would invade their home yet again. This time, it was Allies mom Debbi. After finding a lump, she was told the worst possible news. It was breast cancer, stage 3."
Clearly, Allie and the entire Allen family are so loved, as they have already raised nearly $20,000 through the GoFundMe page. The love also radiates through the photo below, courtesy of Debbi Allen.
If you would like to help a family in need and donate to the Allen's medical costs, click here.
Watch the video below of a teen cancer survivor's powerful letter to a US senator:
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