This may be the most heart-warming story you’ll read today.
Leah and Scott Kennedy have their hearts and hands full. Three beautiful daughters (Makayla, Charlotte and Denarah) and a gorgeous son (Hudson) round out their family and there’s no shortage of love here. At their emotional wedding at Glen Ewen Estate three months ago, vowels were said to the girls too and they all committed to each other. It’s a touching way to bring two families together as one when they have started out separately. But there’s even more to this story than a moving commitment ceremony.
Scott’s daughters, Makayla and Charlotte, lost their mum, Lucinda, to cancer five years ago when they were only 5 and 3 years old. Lucinda would have been 35 years old on 7 February 2015, which is the day that the girls chose to do something very, very special.
Makayla and Charlotte, together with their new sister Denarah (Leah’s daughter) made the decision to honour Mummy Lu by donating 40cm each of their own hair to be made into wigs and donated to AAAF for people suffering the effects of cancer. Plus they raised enough money to provide three free wigs to children without hair.
If that’s not enough to bring a lump to your throat, the video shows that all of Lucinda’s family were at the hairdressers to support the girls when they had their beautiful hair cut.
Leah had this beautiful video made in honour of Lucinda and asked us to share it for her to raise awareness and inspire others.
Grab a tissue and watch the video here
We are a normal family that came together in a not so normal way. I’m truly blessed to have this incredible opportunity given to me. I’m honoured to be the girls’ mother. I love all of my children and my husband very much” — Leah says
Video: The Smile Factory Film