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    6-Year-Old Real-Life Rapunzel Cuts Off Her Hair to Raise Money for Cancer-Stricken Children

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    Charlie Tillotson, a 6-year-old girl from Britain, is being nicknamed the "Real-Life Rapunzel" after she vowed to cut off her hair to help raise money for children with cancer.

    Tillotson, who hated haircuts growing up, decided to donate her long blond locks after seeing a TV special on kids with cancer.

    "She came up to me a couple of weeks later and said, 'Daddy, would you mind if I had all my hair cut off for children with cancer?'" Charlie's dad, Steve Tillotson, told the local Sidmouth Herald. "I welled up."

    PICS: Celeb cancer survivors

    Charlie recently chopped off her hair for the Little Princess Trust, an organization that makes wigs for sick kids who have lost their hair.

    "The cut went great; she was nervous before but looking forward to it as well," Charlie's pop added. "She knew where the hair's going—she wants another little girl to feel like a princess."

    Since embarking on her do-gooder mission, Charlie and her family have set up a website that's already raised almost $2,260.00 to help cancer-stricken children (£1,330.69). "She is ecstatic with how much she has raised, she didn't even think she'd get £500," Steve said. "She is going to grow it back—maybe in 10 years' time she'll cut it off again."

    Way to go, Charlie!

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