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Hairdresser's headshave for Bucks' doctors & nurses

The Aylesbury mum wanted to do something in honour of the team who cared for her son 15 years ago.

Published by Dan Gooding at 8:00am 23rd May 2020. 3-minute read.

Hairdresser's headshave for Bucks' doctors & nurses

An Aylesbury hairdresser's having her hair shaved today, in honour of a hospital team which still mean so much to her.

Louise Ewers' little boy Courtney passed away nearly 15 years ago, but the team at Stoke Mandeville who cared for him still hold a place in her heart.

Louise (pictured above with her other son Finley) told us the current situation is the perfect time to fundraise:

"There's no possible way to thank them enough for everything that they did and I think it's only now that people are really appreciating what the NHS does for us."

Courtney Scarlett was born with Restrictive Cardiomyopathy, resulting in pulmonary hypertension and needing a heart and lung transplant.

Unfortunately Courtney became too weak as well and was too young to receive the heart and lung transplant he needed to prolong his life.

Courtney passed away on the 4th December 2005 aged 14 months.

He did however, save the lives of a baby girl and baby boy by donating his heart valves. 

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The care that the family had during that time still means a lot to Louise and that's why she's doing this headshave to raise cash for the Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Charitable Fund.

She added:

"With the situation that's been going on, I just really wanted to do something.

"The wellbeing charity is really just to look after all the doctors and nurses and help them as much as we can.

"It's giving back a little bit more as a thank you for all that they did for us."

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Her husband is doing the shave at midday today:

"Well there's quite a lot of pressure on him.

"The reason why I chose a head shave is that I own Rhapsody Hairdressing in Kingsbury and so of course my hair does mean a lot to me, so I wanted to do something significant.

"So he's under even more pressure because of that!"

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