In a heart-touching incident, 46-year-old senior civil police officer, Aparna Lavakumar has chopped her gorgeous hair to donate it to cancer patients.
According to reports, this mother of two met a class-5 student who was battling cancer, during an awareness drive in a local school. After meeting this student, she decided to donate her hair.
While sharing details about her kind act, she quoted:
“My latest act did not deserve any notice at all. My hair will grow back in a year or two. For me real heroes are people who donate their organs for the needy. What is in a look? Your words and deeds are important than your external look.”
Further adding on how she doesn’t really care about beauty standards, she shared:
“I had earlier too donated my hair for the cause. But I retained shoulder length hair and donated the rest. This time, I wanted to go all out and do the maximum I can to help these patients. Besides, I have never much cared about appearances.”
It is not only the internet, who applauded this officer’s great act. But, also her peers applauded her act of kindness.
While appreciating Aparna, Thrissur rural district police chief N Vijayakumar IPS shared,
“The Kerala police manual have some rules regard the uniform. You cannot grow beards or shave your head (both male and female officers) unless the reasons are convincing. Aparna’s was a positive action and I was more than willing to grant her permission to donate her hair. In fact, this is the first time I have seen an officer donate all their hair for a cause. It is commendable.”
This isn’t the first time that this mother of two has been applauded for her humanitarian work. She also grabbed attention when she donated 3 gold bangles to a family struggling to settle a hospital bill of Rs 60,000.
At IFORHER, we are in awe of Aparna Lavakumar’s determination to spread kindness around the world. We wish more people will inspire themselves to spread positivity and humanity in today’s cruel world.