Marquise Solien lost his locks to raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation and his one-year-old cousin who has cancer.
Marquise Solien lost his locks to raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation and his one-year-old cousin who has cancer.

Boy loses his curls for cousin

THE curls are gone!

Big-hearted Monkland State School Year 5 student Marquise Solien had a special reason for taking part in the recent Shave For A Cure to aid the Leukaemia Foundation.

When asked what made him want to participate in the annual fundraiser which sees thousands of people of all ages around the nation go under the shears, he answered, “My little cousin has a brain tumour the size of an orange and I wanted to raise some money to help him”.

His little cousin is not even one year old and has just undergone his second operation to remove the tumour.

His goal was $1000 and he managed to raise $500 of that, which is an awesome effort for any nine year old.

“This was all Marquise’s idea,” his mum Bianca said. “I was blown away when he decided to do it. His father Darius and I are so proud of him.”

And how does Marquise feel about his new ‘do’?

“It feels pretty good but it’s bit cool in the mornings,” he replied with a grin.

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