Day #29: There’s a lot of love in these locks

Day 29

Day 29

Today’s story comes a co-worker of mine, right here in Minneapolis.

My co-worker donated her hair to Locks of Love…because she could!

Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under the age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.

Basically, Locks of Love works to return a sense of self and  confidence to children suffering from hair loss. To do this they depend on the hair donation of others to continue the mission. They require a minimum donation of 10 inches, tip to tip, of hair in order to do this.

My co-worker made this generous donation and never looked back. But why?

1. Because her friend was going to do it, and she thought “How awesome!”

2. Because she’d always wanted to cut her hair super short but never really had the guts.

3. And most importantly, because she could.

Besides feeling a slight pang of fear at watching the third snip of hair fall away, her enthusiasm never drowned.

She was thrilled at the opportunity to send her hair (“along with some confidence”) to someone who needed it and was excited to receive the Locks of Love certificate in the mail.

Her family and friends were supportive of her decision and loved the new do. She even inspired her sister to cut her hair short as well (although unfortunately it wasn’t long enough to donate).

“I would love to be able to donate my hair again and again in the future — it seems like such a small, insignificant thing to do, but it can mean so much happiness to another person and that makes a world of difference.”

Before and After

Before and After

Thanks for all the amazing stories! Please keep them coming.

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