Schoolgirl with ovarian cancer, 11, donates hair for other children with cancer

Taegan Pickles

An 11-year-old from Birstall, who last November became one of the country's youngest girls to be diagnosed with Ovarian cancer, has donated her hair to make wigs for the second time.

Taegan Pickles and a friend donated hair to the Little Princess Trust, to be made into wigs, once last year and again just before she began chemotherapy.

Taegan Pickles before cutting her hair

The selfless schoolgirl said: "I wanted to do it again so that I could help other children."

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Taegan and her mother have been using social media to raise awareness of the disease.

Although it can strike at any age, experts say it is extremely rare in children as young as Taegan.

  • Zahra Faraahi, cancer researcher, University of Manchester

Taegan has been through a number of tests to see if she is free from the disease and early results look good.

Now she hopes her story will inspire other children who face cancer treatment.