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  • The Harlie Russell Team

Thank You Thursday

Raising over $100,000 is no small task. Without the support of kind individuals and our community, we may not have been able to change Harlie's life. It wasn't just our local community who pitched in, but 9 year old Maddie from South Australia selflessly joined the fundraising effort for Harlie.


Maddie, who suffers from rotational scoliosis, decided she wanted to help Harlie in any way she could. So Maddie made the brave choice to cut off her beautiful long locks of hair and raise funds in the process.

On July 6 2017, with the support of her school and the help of JaDs Hairdressers, Maddie watched her hair fall to the floor around her. But brave Maddie had a smile on her face.


The support for Maddie was overwhelming. Even her local radio station shared her story as well as articles featured on social media. Maddie's incredibly selfless act raised over $1,000 for Harlie.


We will forever be thankful for the sacrifice Maddie made for Harlie. It's a difficult decision for such a young girl and we think you are a superstar, Maddie!