Just when fans thought that they couldn’t love Fixer Upper star Chip Gaines more, he goes and shaves his head in support of kids fighting cancer.
In a photo posted by Chip’s wife, Joanna Gaines, the 42-year-old can be seen without his long, signature locks. The mother of four took to her Instagram page yesterday to share an adorable photo of a bald Chip surrounded by cancer patients from St. Judes Hospital. In the caption of the post, Joanna tells fans that the pair has left St. Judes Children’s Hospital in Memphis “changed.” The 39-year-old then mentions the fact that the children’s stories touched their hearts and that they’re cheering for them every step of the way.
People reports that Chip shaved his head after fans of the show donated to the children’s hospital. Last week, Chip told fans on Instagram that the more money that he raises for cancer research, the shorter his hair would go. Gaines also directed fans to a link in his Instagram bio, where they could donate to the good cause. At the end of the post, Chip confessed that if everyone’s donations exceeded his expectations, he might just buzz off his hair. Apparently, the expectations were definitely exceeded as Chip is now sporting a bald head.
We are leaving Memphis changed. Kiddos of @stjude we go with your faces on our minds and your stories in our hearts. Thank you for letting us be a part of your home at Target House. We are cheering you on every step of the way. ❤️
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Joanna’s army of 5.5 million Instagram followers immediately commented on the newest photo of Chip with their thoughts. While some fans couldn’t get over how different the reality star looked, many other fans simply applauded the couple for using their platform to donate to sick children and raise awareness. In all, the post received over 229,000 likes as well, as 2,600 plus comments.
“Omg Chip shaved his head!! I love it!!! Always helping.”
“You both are angels to so many! God bless you and your family! Journey on,” another fan said.
Chip himself has not posted a photo of his bald head on social media, but it is probably just a matter of time until the funnyman makes light of his new hair ‘do.
It’s come to my attention that most of you hate my current hairstyle. But how MUCH do you hate it? Now’s the time to put your money where your mouth is. ⠀ ⠀ So here’s the deal: Next week, Jo and I are visiting the beautiful kids at Target House with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. No family ever pays @StJude for treatment, travel or food—so basically, we want to bring them a giant check from YOU to help cover costs—lets come together to do something big to bless these kiddos. ⠀ ⠀ Donate to @StJude through the link in my profile, and the more money we raise over the next FOUR days, the shorter my hair goes. That’s a promise. And, who knows, maybe if you really exceed my expectations…I’ll buzz it all off. #OperationHaircut
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The couple started their charity organization, the Magnolia Foundation, to support and get involved with different charitable organizations. On the website, it appears that the foundation focuses on four sections; orphan care, youth development, family housing, and community restoration. The website also states that 100 percent of the public donations are donated to their website’s charitable causes.
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