Children across Ireland may be counting down the days to Christmas, but one Wicklow 12-year-old has taken the spirit of festive giving to new heights.
Cian Fairley’s best pal is undergoing treatment for a rare and serious blood condition called aplastic anemia.
Young Adam Kopec, also 12, is in isolation after undergoing chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. His treatment means he is in danger of losing his hair so, in a show of touching solidarity, Cian, from Greystones, decided to shave his own head.
And while many mothers would be shocked at the idea of their son coming home with a “zero blade” all over, Cian’s mum Sheila was so impressed she decided to go under the razor too.
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