Jul 1, 2009

locks of love

This is my neice Emily. She is 9 years old, and yesterday was the second time in her young life that she decided that her long hair should go to better use. She decided to cut it all off and give her hair to someone that needed it more.

Emily wanted to donate her hair to Locks of Love.

Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 18 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. We meet a unique need for children by using donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics. Most of the children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair
due to a medical condition called alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure. The prostheses we provide help to restore their self-esteem and their confidence, enabling them to face the world and their peers.

~from Locks of Love website.

So yesterday afternoon I took Emily and her three cousins to see Ree, our favorite hairdresser. What girls don't like a day at the salon?

Although, they did get a little restless and goofy while waiting:

Here is Emily right before Ree did the deed:



Now some more trimming to give her that cute little bob:

Here is Emily proud of her new "do" and her "ready to donate" locks.

Here is Emily and her bestie/cousin
Gabriella, who also gave her long tresses to Locks of Love a few months ago:

If you or someone you know is interested in Locks of Love, please click on the logo below for all the infomation you may need:


Amanda said...

HOw wonderful!!! What a beautiful girl!!

God bless-

Angela said...

Cute post!

Kristin said...

What a brave girl! There is quite an attachment between a woman and her hair. :-)

MonkeyFace said...

What a wonderful organization! Emily must be a sweet, caring girl to donate such a gift not once, but twice. Bonus, she looks very cute with her short hair.