Dakota is in the midst of the hardest and biggest fight of his life. It is him vs. Leukemia. From the beginning of his journey he has been humbled by the fact that throughout his care at St. Jude his family is responsible for nothing financial. St. Jude works hard to ensure that the focus of the family can be on the care and healing of their child; not financial stresses. This struck Dakota as nothing short of amazing. We all know Dakota has a heart full of compassion. ‘Crazy Cuts for St. Jude’ is the latest example of exactly how he intends to show his gratitude and care for others. He wants to help ensure that any child who might need the services of St. Jude has that opportunity.
Prior to cancer, Dakota’s hair was a source of pride and very much admired by all. Knowing he would eventually lose his hair during chemo, Dakota decided to get ahead of the issue and started the process with a new crazy and fun hairstyle. His stylist turned his thick blond Justin Beiber style into a colorful piece of hair art with an array of colors painted throughout his cut strands. During this process, his ideas for facing the hair loss began to form into a plan to help raise funds for St. Jude and give back in some way in gratitude of all they are giving to him. He secured the help of his Daddy, (Stephen) and Stephen’s best friend, Jim. Then he got to work.
Crazy Cuts for St. Jude
Dakota has designed two crazy hairstyles for Stephen and Jim and they will be wearing them all over Memphis in honor of Dakota and in support of St. Jude. As the photo indicates, Dakota did an excellent job of ensuring that they will stand out wherever they go in the city. Stephen and Jim will wear the cuts a week for every $1000 donated, up to three (3) weeks. It is up to Dakota’s supporters to ensure that the ‘crazy cuts’ stay active in the community for the full three week time period.
Many families come to St. Jude thinking it is like any other hospital. They expect to pay high fees to get their child the best care. They are overwhelmed with gratitude when they learn St. Jude works to save their child's life for free using world-class care. The same gratitude that Dakota and his family is feeling.
Your donation in Dakota’s honor will help continue this care and give parents hope.