Calgary's Sofia Smith captures hearts worldwide after shaving head for cancer

When Sofia Smith stood on her school’s stage to say goodbye to her long blonde hair last month, eyes full of tears, she never imagined the international attention she would receive.

The nine-year-old had shaved her head to raise more than $20,000 dollars in support of Calgary charity Kids Cancer Care in Canada in solidarity with her older brother Rand, who had been diagnosed with cancer earlier just a few months before.

“I was thinking about how many lives I’ve just changed and how it can change my brother’s life,” Smith said shortly after the event.