Shaun shaves for Leukemia Foundation

Shaun Hammerling with his mother, Leanne.

Nuriootpa’s Shaun Hammerling shaved his head on Sunday at Barossa Cucina, Tanunda, to raise money for the Leukemia Foundation World’s Greatest Shave.

The big shave was to not only give back to a charity that supports those with leukemia, but to also celebrate his near completion of his own chemotherapy.

Last year, Shaun was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and has had to put his life on hold to combat the disease.

Initially, his bone marrow tests were showing results of 97 per cent leukemia cells, but everything is currently looking healthy after successful chemotherapy treatment.

Shaun is happy to say that he only has a residual leukemia presence, with his last treatment, a stem cell transplant, left to finish off the job at the end of this month.

The recent World’s Greatest Shave event was another way for the community to get behind Shaun’s shave, donate to a good cause and celebrate the end of the 22-year-old’s treatment.

Showing off their newly shaved heads is Shaun Hammerling (right) with his friend, Jack McKenzie, and father, Dave Hammerling. (Photo supplied)

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