A TEENAGE boy is helping out his little friend courageously battling a brain tumour with a sponsored head shave.
Aaron Harvey nervously paid a special visit to the hairdressers on Friday after pledging to raise money by having his hair shaved off after seeing a photo of Liberty Rose Finn asleep, following a frightening few weeks.
Six-year-old Liberty, of Castle Gresley, has spent most of her life battling an inoperable brain tumour, and despite it shrinking for the second time, she recently was rushed to intensive care after suffering a bout of fits.
Her hair has now started to fall out and 13-year-old Aaron is now hoping to raise £500 for the Liberty Rose Trust – a campaign set up in her name to raise awareness of childhood cancer.
On his Justgiving site which he is using to raise money, he said: “This beautiful girl means everything to me and Friday is the day I will shave my hair off for her, to raise money, for her charity, as I promised two months ago.
“Her state at the minute isn’t very good although her tumour is getting smaller, her hair is falling out, which has had side effects on her.
“I’m going to try my everything for her in the next few weeks, because she is my world.”
Speaking before his haircut, his mother, Claire, said: “I am extremely proud of him. He has done this off his own back as he wanted to help her.
“He has short hair but this is the shortest he has ever gone. He will be a skinhead.
“We have known Liberty’s family for about five years since we joined her Facebook page and we moved nearer to them in Church Gresley
“Aaron had wanted to do something for her before and just never got round to doing it. But while we were on holiday, Liberty got really poorly after chemo and started having fits and was in ICU. At one point her parents thought they would lose her.
But she is doing much better now and her tumor is shrinking.”
Anyone who would like to donate to Aaron’s cause can do so by visiting
In 2010, aged just three, Liberty’s tumour vanished, but sadly returned earlier this year.