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Local law enforcement officers and firefighters support Ella

Head-shaving event to raise money for Ella
Head-shaving event to raise money for Ella
Dan Davis

Local law enforcement officers, firefighters, and several civilians participated in a fundraising event this evening at Salon Fringe in Raymore, Missouri. In total, 26 people got their heads shaved to raise money for a young girl, Ella, who is fighting cancer.

Ella is undergoing treatments at Children's Mercy. She has had multiple surgeries, blood transfusions, and is starting with chemo. Her family has a Facebook page to follow her journey. It is located here: To make a donation, to help with her medical expenses, please go to Donations of any size are deeply appreciated.

Dan Davis, of the Belton Police Department, spear-headed the idea for this evening's fundraising event. He was able to engage officers from several agencies, including the Belton Police Department, Raymore Police Department, the Cass County Sheriff's Office, Belton Fire Department, South Metro Fire Department, and Raytown Fire Department. The owners of Salon Fringe, Nicole Russow and Julie Young, provided their establishment and use of their equipment for the event. Angie Faulkender, one of their stylists, donated her head-shaving services, as well.

It is with a grateful heart that this article is written. Thank you to Salon Fringe, Dan Davis, Angie Faulkender, and all who participated in the event. Many prayers for Ella and hope for money to be raised to help in her battle.

Romans 12:12 says, "Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer," (Bible Verses for Busy Women: A guide for moments of stress, joy, and contemplation, Des Moines, IA: Special Interest Publications).