Look! Here’s our sweet neighbor Kira:
Kira and the rest of her family are some of our favorite neighbors. And let me tell you: in this delightful neighborhood, the competition is fierce. Our cat Isis came to us through Kira’s family, their family hosts the annual Christmas caroling party, and Kira and her older brother and sister are always extraordinarily loving, kind, and patient with my girls and any other little kids they happen to meet.
St. Baldrick’s is a volunteer-driven fundraising organization in which volunteers raise money for children’s cancer research by shaving their heads in a show of solidarity with kids in treatment for cancer. You can read more about it here. Sometimes “shavees” are raising money in honor of someone, and Kira’s shaving as part of “Team Audrey.” Audrey is another neighbor and student at our local middle school who completed treatment in April 2011 for Acute lymphocytic leukemia and is now cancer-free!
Anyway, when I first found out that Kira was shaving her head (on Facebook, of course), I yelled it over to Cute W and he said, “Wow, that’s ballsy!” First, YES. But second, we need a gender-neutral version of ballsy. Gutsy is close but not quite strong enough. Ponder that, please, and let me know what you come up with.
I thought she deserved a little promotion, so you can make a donation here.