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Students shave heads to support peer

Written on January 25th, 2012

[caption id=”attachment_1028” align=”aligncenter” width=”348”]DCHSFS Durham Christian High School staff and students show support for Wesley Karelsen, a student diagnosed with cancer just before the Christmas holidays.[/caption]


Durham Christian High School
in Bowmanville hosted an assembly Jan. 18 where three staff and 13 students shaved their heads to show support for a Grade 10 student, Wesley Karelsen, who was diagnosed with testicular cancer.

Wesley is undergoing cancer treatments at Sick Kids Hospital, and his peers decided to shave their heads when they heard he was losing his hair due to treatments.

Click here to view a video by durhamregion.com.

For a student video footage showing clips from the event, click here.