“If there is one thing my sister cared about, it was her beautiful purple hair. However, the doctor has shaved her head and she has no idea because she is heavily sedated. So I have an idea. Together, with her, we stand.”
LEBANON, Missouri- Supporters of Alee Malleck, the only survivor of the Ivey Lane fire are showing their concern for her as she recovers in a Springfield hospital.
Alee’s brother, River Carrillo, says friends have began dying their hair or altering haircut styles to symbolically express their solidarity with the young mother who lost her own two children in the Ivey Lane fire. Three other other juvenile relatives also perished in the blaze.
A popular hair color seems to be purple among supporters.
River explains the movement:
“As you all know, my sister was in a house fire and lost her babies. She is currently in ICU with over 15% of her body burned.
If there is one thing my sister cared about, it was her beautiful purple hair. However, the doctor has shaved her head and she has no idea because she is heavily sedated. So I have an idea. Together, with her, we stand.
So, why not shave our heads too? Or dye it purple? Or cut it? However, I don’t just want that, I was videos of people doing it and why. I want pictures, I want us to all join together and show that we are here for her.
You can do it yourself, or message me and I can show you a salon that will do it for you. All I ask, is that you post a video or photo on this page or message me it. My co-host Melissa is a hair stylist and she is opening her salon to anyone who needs her help shaving their head. Thank you all so much!”
His ongoing event can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/632950037052578/
Here are some photos from the group:
The funeral for Andre, Patience, Ethan, Benjamin and Maeanna will be held June 14th at Community Baptist Church.
You can help the family here: https://www.gofundme.com/malleck-family