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Cutting it off for cancer

They share a bond so close even cancer can’t break it.

When Rita Ghia found out she had cancer a year ago, she was devastated but after a year of treatment she fought back beat it — and credits her 17-year-old daughter with getting her through it.

“She is my strength. I think I would have given up without her, she is my soul mate and she was really there for me,” she said.

So when her daughter decided to cut her hair off and donate it to an organization that makes wigs for cancer patients while raising money, nobody was prouder than Rita.

“Everyone says I raised my daughter well, she is an amazing girl. But I say she was gift from God.”

For Pria’s part, cutting her hair 15 inches was a token of her appreciation and gratitude for the Canadian Cancer Society. She raised nearly $300 and also ran in the CIBC Run for the Cure earlier this month.

“I wanted to show my appreciation and give back but I wanted to also be able to help others who might have to go through what my mom did.”

Despite loving her long hair, Pria said the cut was worth it.

“Besides, I take a lot quicker showers now,” she added.

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