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Locks of Love

November 6, 2008

A few years ago our neighbors daughter cut off her beautiful long brown hair and donated it to Locks of Love, an organization that accepts hair donations for making wigs for children suffering from hair loss due to cancer or other medical conditions leaving them in need of wigs.

Our oldest daughter was very intrigued by this, and as a genuinely caring child, decided she too wanted to donate.Β  We allowed her to grow her hair quite long (a minimum of 10″ for donation is required)… and then, like many children, she decided she wanted to keep her hair long… until just a few weeks ago when she was inspired again to donate her hair.

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She looks beautiful!! πŸ™‚

16 Comments leave one →
  1. December 27, 2008 2:23 pm

    Totally, totally cool. She’s beautiful and now so will be the person who gets to wear her hair. Tell her thank you from me. (I’m on a chemo drug that didn’t make me lose my hair; I know how lucky I am.)

  2. December 4, 2008 8:07 pm

    Yes, she does! What a thoughtful, generous girl.

  3. November 23, 2008 1:10 pm

    That’s so amazing! My sisters did the same earlier this year in support of our mom who lost her hair to chemo. Our dad and a good friend of hers even shaved. Give my best to your little one – very brave and the new cut looks great!

  4. November 17, 2008 4:30 pm

    Michelle, aren’t you so proud of Abby! Kids are the best!
    Michelle, do a google search for Baktus Scarf/Karius Scarf. They are scarves made with sock yarn in a pattern similar to the “old” washcloth pattern except you only decrease on one side…making a scarf that looks like a kerchief. I want to make one. The pattern is “big” in Norway??????? I read a blog by a knitter who lives in Norway. Check it out. Lee

  5. November 10, 2008 8:47 pm

    She looks so much older! And more mature. She she loves that!!! Love the new cut, I always did that as a kid. My cousin- who hates long hair, and is a bit of a tomboy, has been going that for a while, she’s 12, and she’s donated hair at least 4 times. Kids are awesome!

  6. November 10, 2008 3:25 pm

    Hooray for your daughter! This is such a great program. My niece donated her hair several years ago in honor of a friend’s mother who was receiving radiation for breast cancer.

  7. Debbie permalink
    November 10, 2008 3:24 am

    I think this is wonderful, you must be so proud. As a cancer survivor who lost her hair twice, I did not do the wig route, it was summer and I had hot flashed, but I know man and woman who have benefited from this and I think it is awesome for both sides. Your daughter seems very caring and that is wonderful!

  8. November 9, 2008 2:04 pm

    Good for her! She looks so cute with her new cut and I think that is a big gift – especially coming from a child. I just chopped mine last week.

  9. November 7, 2008 11:06 pm

    what a kind and generous thing to do, DH has a tattooer friend who regularly grows his hair very long, donates it and starts all over again!

  10. November 7, 2008 10:51 pm

    What an amazing thing to do!! Tell her she is an amazing kid and she looks gorgeous! You must be so proud. I have always wanted to donate my hair but it’s never long enough, and they don’t like dyed hair.

  11. November 7, 2008 5:08 pm

    She most definitely does look beautiful! What an awesome act of kindness…you must be so proud of that girl!

  12. November 7, 2008 3:54 pm

    She does look beautiful! And what a beautiful thing she did by donating her hair πŸ™‚

  13. chanknits permalink
    November 7, 2008 10:09 am

    What a generous thing to do! Does she like how easy it is to care for shorter hair?

  14. November 7, 2008 1:23 am

    And she’s just as beautiful inside…what an incredibly wonderful thing to do. Give her a hug for me. πŸ™‚

  15. Lesley permalink
    November 6, 2008 10:07 pm

    That is so sweet, what a wonderful girl.

    Who…really really looks like her mama now!

  16. November 6, 2008 10:05 pm

    1) What a beautiful girl!

    2) What a caring, sweet girl to do this!!

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