A student of mine from Bath Guitar School, Dylan Ambasna-Jones, recently shaved all his hair off to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. What I find impressive about Dylan’s story isn’t just the fact that he was doing something fun and inspiring to raise awareness of cancer, but that he was prepared to undergo a huge transformation in the way he looks, something that is hugely important to a teenager but is sadly something cancer patients of any age often have to live with against their will as a reaction to treatment.
Check out Dylan’s before and after photos!
Talking to his school, St Gregory’s School in Bath, about his inspiration for shaving off his big frizzy locks of jet black hair, Dylan said: “About a month ago, the Teenage Cancer Trust came to my school to give a presentation. It was a bit shocking to hear about people my age, knowing they were not going to live much longer, still fundraising even though they were terminally ill. It made me think I should do something. I have a bit of a reputation with my long hair and to most people, the idea of shaving it off was crazy. But it also made others see what I was fundraising for.”
Dylan thanks everyone who has donated to his cause so far. You can do so here: http://www.justgiving.com/Dylan-Ambasna-Jones
I always thought Dylan had an uncanny resemblance to Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy. Decide for yourself?