Grace's Hair Chop

By Chris Mitchell

I've created this page because I want to make a difference.

Grace was 8 months old when she experienced her first Breath Holding seizure.  After countless trips and stays in regional hospitals, Grace was referred to The Royal Children's Hospital. After an EEG and a lengthy appointment with a wonderful Neurologist, it was determined that Grace had severe Breath Holding but her seizures were not life threatening or causing her any harm and she would in fact grow out of them. 

Although, these seizures wold increase in length and frequency over the coming years, which would see more appointments at The Royal Children's Hospital. 

Each time Grace would find cheer in the waiting rooms, either watching the meerkats, painting at craft stations or laughing and playing with the clowns who wondered around. While her parents anxiously waited, they were always humbled by the other families sitting across from them, majority of who had children far sicker than Grace. While we all shared the same anxiousness, a smile was shared which would often lead to stories being exchanged and slowly that anxiousness was replaced with support. 

Grace turns 8 on the 2nd of August and while she still suffers the odd fainting episode when sick, she has been seizure free since she was 4 years old. In all her visits to The Royal Children's Hospital, Grace and her parents were always treated with the utmost respect and support in understanding Grace's condition and ensuring she would safely grow out of it. 

Grace has unintentionally been growing her hair since before her last seizure. Once her hair got of some length, she suggested she grow it 'super' long and try and raise some money for those in need. So, while raising much needed funds for The Royal Children's Hospital, Grace will also be donating her hair to be made into wigs for children.

We are inspired by the work of The Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal and wanted to support them by raising money as part of our participation in the 2022 Good Friday Appeal.

The Appeal relies on the support of the community to raise funds to ensure The Royal Children's Hospital is able to continue to provide world class care to patients and their families. The hospital treats over 50,000 children in the wards and medical centre, and 90,000 in Emergency each year. So please, help us help them, by giving whatever you are able to Grace's fundraiser.

Grace will be chopping her hair on Friday 5th August with support from her little brother Ned, Dad Chris and Uncle Jack who will also being having much needed heads and beards shaved. 

Dig deep and a huge thanks in advance!

My Achievements

Thank you to my Supporters

$20

Kaye Draper

$50

Quinn And Carter

Grace you are AMAZING!

$26.38

Katelyn And Macey

Such a very kind thing to do Grace, you are an amazing person.

$25

Ebony, Rich, Ella And Lenny

Amazing Grace <3

$50

Paul And Issi

Well done Grace

$20

Ash, Rabb, Declan & Jack Rabson

Amazing !!

$21.10

Kelsey G

Amazing work!

$52.75

Chloe, Jess, Jane And Andre

Amazing work team! And way to go Gracie!

$25

Livvy & Tommy

Dear Grace, we hope this money makes the children in the doctors happy feeling better. Love Olivia & Tommy

$26.38

Steph Ward

Amazing effort 🙌🏼💗

$10

Caroline

Well done Grace! You are such a special soul ❤️

$26.38

Anonymous

$50

Love The Hopwoods

Well done grace , Ned , Mitch and Jack ! Such courage and an amazing thing to do ! You all should be super proud

$52.75

Daina Lara And Judd Harrop

Well done Grace, super effort ❤️❤️

$25

Kathy Brinkley

Great job guys

$26.38

Jayde Cesarec

$52.75

Angela & Tim

$26.38

Kate Hill

Your Incredible. Well done and enjoy the new hair style ♡♡♡

$52.75

Angela Desmond

Fantastic Grace, well done your a super star and should be very proud of yourself 😘😘🤩🤩👏👏

$52.75

The Stockham

Awesome effort Grace. xxxx

$52.75

Rodney Blake

$50

Jess Fearon-brown

Well done Grace! Proud of you xx

$25

Emma

On ya folks lol forward to the pics

$42.20

Ryan Daykin

Go team Mitchell/Hutchins! Well done Grace, you’re such a gorgeous girl with such a big heart ❤️

$26.38

Brooke Davis

What a legend Gracie!!

$21.10

Petie And Pat Kelly

Petie and Pat Kelly. Great job, wonderful cause !!!

$26.38

Sheena R Daykin

A great cause, a great gesture from a wonderful person

$53.81

Lois

😘

$20

Kristie Brakels

Well done Grace such a good cause. What an inspiration you are.

$52.75

Frank Maxwell

$52.75

Prue Abela

$21.10

Jessica Meade

Go Grace! Wonderful cause

$52.75

Toni Maynes

So proud of you little lady❤️

$26.38

Michelle Notley

What a wonderful job you are doing Grace. Well done

$52.75

Ned, Rose & Pippy Purcell

You’re a legend Grace.

$52.75

Bern, Jonno, Ellie And Jack

We are so proud of you Grace!! We love you loads!!

$21.10

Meagan & Dallas

You are a very special girl, Grace!

$52.75

Cathyparks

Amazing ⭐️

$52.75

Carr Family

What a superstar you are Grace! Well done beautiful girlxx

$50

Tom Macmunn

Great work Grace. What a champion!

$26.38

Marylaure Farnault

Bonjour, Grace! Tu es fantastique :-)

$52.75

Jacinta Elliott

So proud of you Gracie- keep being the strong, determined, wonderful little girl that you are! A wonderful thing to be doing!

$52.75

Luke, Lauren & Kids Savage

$25

Bradford Boys

It’s an amazing thing you are doing, Grace. You should be so proud.

$26.38

Matt Wethers

$52.75

Nannie

So thoughtful, such a caring little great grand-daughter. Well done Grace darling. 💖

$52.75

Nicole And Andrew Haining

$105.50

Lisa & Gavin Lang

What an amazing effort Grace. Super proud of you💕💕

$50

Denise

$52.75

Carole

$52.75

Uncle Jack

😇

$52.75

Nana & Papa

Well done team ❤️ Grace you a such a kind little superstar ⭐️

$52.75

Laura Gosney

What an amazing thing you are doing. Great work Grace 😊

$52.75

Joanie & Johnny

$52.75

Steph, Jacko, Matilda, Ben & Isla Evans

$52.75

Kim Maynes

$52.75

Wayne And Alice Lawes

Go Team !

$105.50

Heidi & Simon Young

What a lovely thing to do Gracie (and Ned, Chris and Jack)....well done!!!

$26.38

Kris Fitzpatrick

Happy to support Grace and the rest of the team doing the big chop!

$52.75

Riley Tanner

Grace you little superstar way to go kiddo!

$52.75

Darcy Kirley

Well done Grace 👏 little superstar ✨️

$52.75

Cath Stuart Tess Ally Toby

God on you grace- you are a superstar ⭐️ We are so proud of you (and Ned, dad and jack) xx

$52.75

Anonymous

$50

Gracie Green

Grace you’re a little champion. What an amazing effort, you should be so proud. Lots of love The Greens 💚

$21.10

Nicky Lee

Great work Mitchell fam!!

$50

Jess And Andrew

$26.38

Sammi Hutchins

$79.13

Jessie Thomas

Awesome work Grace and family :)

$52.75

Amanda Mclure

$52.75

The Queensland Mitchells

What a thoughtful little lady you are Grace. Well done sweetheart 🤍