NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- David Carey, a 12-year-old boy who is actively undergoing chemotherapy treatments, just started to get his hair back in November. The first time he lost it, he didn't have a choice, but on Saturday, he'll be shaving it off once again in honor of his friend, Hunter, who lost his battle to cancer just last summer.
Hunter had a very rare form of Sarcoma. It was so rare that his doctors had to make up a name for it and come up with a treatment protocol. Unfortunately, the lack of research on this specific type of cancer didn't leave him many options when he hit a roadblock in his treatment plan. Hunter passed away just 10 days before his first birthday.
David doesn't want any other child to ever have to go through what Hunter did, so he and his dad are going bald this weekend in hopes of raising $1,000 for the St. Baldrick's event at the Westin Virginia Beach. According to the St. Baldrick's Foundation, only 4% of federal funding is allocated for pediatric cancer research and more money is needed to fill the gap.
If you would like to donate to David's fundraising efforts, you can visit his fundraising page.
Our weekend Daybreak meteorologist, Crystal Harper, was so inspired by David and Hunter's stories that she also agreed to shave her head if she can raise $10,000 before the start of the event this Saturday!
If you would like to donate to Crystal's cause, you can do so on her fundraising page.