Making a difference with confidence!

Rayden Aaron Pereira
United Arab Emirates

Story

I am Rayden Pereira and 2 years ago, on my 8th birthday, I wanted to do something special for someone else so I decided to grow out my hair to donate it to children who are undergoing treatment for cancer. 

Now being a boy I knew that growing my hair was going to be hard and I was so excited but little did I know that this would be one of the most challenging things I would have to do! 

Being ridiculed, being called “a little girl” and picked on constantly were just a few of the challenges I had to overcome. Also, since I love sports, having to explain that I belong on the boys team instead of being shoved to the girls team was really embarrassing. I knew I was different and felt alone sometimes, but I was focused on my goal and it didn’t stop me from continuing to grow my hair.

The one thing I learned early on in my journey was that all that I went through was nothing compared to what people with cancer go through. Losing your hair because of chemotherapy and feeling alone and looking different from everyone else is very difficult because I experienced it myself, and I am very happy that I can donate my hair to at least help one other person and make them feel confident about they way they look. This is why I chose the Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP) Society, which was founded in 1999 and is a non-profit organization in the UAE committed to helping patients and their families financially and emotionally. 

I also wanted to take it one step further and try and collect as much funds as possible towards this amazing cause because the wigs have to be specially made due to the sensitive skin because of their treatment. I would really love to reach my goal so that I can cut my hair and I really need your help to achieve this.

I do hope you all can find it in you hearts to help me make a difference! 



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Rayden Aaron Pereira
United Arab Emirates



Fundraising for charity - Friends of Cancer Patients
Raised : 10,162.00AED
Raised 102%
Goal : 10,000.00AED
Created Apr 30, 2022

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  • Anonymous

    100.00AED
    12-May-2022

  • W Al Awadhi

    2,400.00AED
    12-May-2022

    Super inspiration Rayden!

  • Alba and Alvea

    1,000.00AED
    12-May-2022

    Well done Rayden! God bless!

  • Mayur

    100.00AED
    11-May-2022

  • Anonymous

    500.00AED
    09-May-2022

  • Natty Rosario

    250.00AED
    09-May-2022

    Well done Rayden. So proud of you.

  • Mary Keenan

    300.00AED
    09-May-2022

    Amazing job Rayden! The world needs more people like you!

  • Nish

    500.00AED
    05-May-2022

    So proud of you Rayden! You’re awesome!

  • Lydia

    250.00AED
    05-May-2022

    Such a great cause, you're the best Rayden!

  • Priyanthi

    250.00AED
    05-May-2022

    Well done Rayden! So proud of you.

  • Anonymous

    300.00AED
    03-May-2022

  • Anonymous

    100.00AED
    03-May-2022

  • Anonymous

    100.00AED
    02-May-2022

  • Anonymous

    500.00AED
    02-May-2022

    What a beautiful soul! May God bless you and your family for such humble values.

  • Anonymous

    200.00AED
    02-May-2022

  • Tara

    500.00AED
    02-May-2022

    You are amazing Rayden and we are so proud of you!

  • Zareen Niloofer Mohamed Yakub

    20.00AED
    01-May-2022

  • Anonymous

    200.00AED
    01-May-2022

    Well done,Rayden!

  • Anonymous

    300.00AED
    01-May-2022

  • Anonymous

    500.00AED
    01-May-2022

    You are awesome and kind! Keep spreading smiles wherever you go! God bless you with the best always!

  • Nadika

    100.00AED
    01-May-2022

  • Anonymous

    200.00AED
    01-May-2022

    Great cause!

  • Anonymous

    100.00AED
    01-May-2022

  • Sheeba

    100.00AED
    01-May-2022

  • Anonymous

    192.00AED
    30-Apr-2022

  • Smita Fizel

    100.00AED
    30-Apr-2022

    Bravo Rayden!

  • Randal Pereira

    1,000.00AED
    30-Apr-2022