The Kindest Cut of All

St Francis Xavier’s College, Hamilton student and former Aurora Magazine cover girl, Stephanie Tindall-Gamble, recently returned to her alma mater, San Clemente High School, Mayfield for a very special cause. 

She attended to support teacher Lynette van Zeeland and her daughter Claire, who each had 30 centimetres off the length of their hair cut to donate to the Princess Charlotte Foundation. The donated hair will help make wigs for alopecia sufferers.

Alopecia is another name for the condition also known as spot-baldness. Stephanie began to show symptoms of alopecia when she was in Year 6 and by her first year of high school she did not have any hair on her head or her body.

Stephanie demonstrated to the whole school community her strength, resilience, perseverance, integrity, honesty and optimism.

Aurora Magazine first met Stephanie in 2011. Learn more about her journey here.

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Tracey Edstein

Tracey Edstein is the former editor of Aurora Magazine, the official magazine of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.