Wade Gordon Hairdressing Academy hosting Benefit for Heather Cut-A-Thon

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AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Several hairdressers and stylists coming together to benefit one of their own who is fighting COVID-19 in the hospital.

Event organizers said Presser was admitted to the hospital on July 26 with COVID-19, where she is in the ICU fighting for her life.

“We just want her to know how much we love her and how much we care about her,” said Blair Anderson, one of the organizers of the Cut-A-Thon.

Anderson said the idea for the event came as a way to show how much Presser is loved in the community.

“We want her to know that she has a whole community, not only hairstylists but all of Amarillo standing behind her,” said Anderson.

Hairstylists will be at the academy offering no-style haircuts and shampoos for a minimum donation of $20. No appointment is necessary.

They were also raffling off some items as well, with all those donations going directly to Presser’s family.

Anderson said the funds raised through Sunday’s event go towards Heather’s medical and everyday living expenses.

“The funds are going to go towards any medical bills obviously. Her kids, more importantly, she has a daughter and two boys. So, that will help with as far as her oldest daughter is trying to take care of her house and keep bills going and things like that,” added Anderson.

When Presser’s daughter, Sydney, found out that people wanted to do something like this, she thought it was incredible.

“Beyond words. I don’t have words to say. This means the world to me and my brothers and my babies,” said Sydney Jarrel.

Jarrel added her mom is getting better day by day.

“She’s doing ok. Day by day, she’s improving for sure. She is struggling, but she is doing better. She’s stable,” said Jarrel.

Anderson said between 50 to 70 people reached out to be a part of the event.

And if you weren’t able to make it out to Sunday’s event, you can find the link to the In Support of Heather Presser gofundme here.

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