Being bald is brave when you're a six-year-old girl, but it's barely phased one Bendigo prep.
Six-year-old Ari Morgan-Ivchenko shaved her head last week, with her mums Mim Morgan and Ellie Stewart and both Ms Morgan's parents.
The family chopped off their locks to support Ms Morgan's mother, who was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer about a month ago. When she learnt this, the family all knew she would need to shave her head.
So when Ari and Ms Morgan were talking about how they could help they thought maybe they should shave as well. Possibly it was Ari's idea, possibly it was Ms Morgan's, she can't remember.
But Ari was right on board from the first.
"She was like, 'Yes! Definitely'. And I was quite shocked that she took it on so easily, without a thought, just, 'Yep, we're going to do it'," Ms Morgan said.
"It's been like that the whole time, 'No big deal'. Like even when she actually did it, it was just like nothing."
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It's been hard at times for Ari at school to look different from the other girls now.
But Ms Morgan said another girl in the class really wanted a shaved head. So after Ari shaved hers, she did too, and it made Ari's life a lot easier.
"She's a little bit embarrassed at school, she keeps a beanie on her head, and I guess that's why I did this," Ms Morgan said.
"I want her to know what an impact she's had and how amazing it was that she did this.
"As a six year old, and being a girl - I hate to say it - I think it took a lot of guts to do that, and I just want her to have the recognition for that."
They only began to fundraise four days before the family shave, so set a moderate goal of $850 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The family had raised $1500 by the Friday. By Tuesday it was $1890.
And Ari plans to continue fundraising. She's been building up a stock of loom band bracelets to sell at school.
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