Girl donates hair to Locks of Love

A 12-year-old Ramona girl explains why she let her hair grow to donate it to Locks of Love, a public nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under age 18 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis in the United States and Canada.

The organization’s mission is to return a sense of self, confidence and normalcy to children suffering from hair loss by using donated ponytails to provide the highest quality hair prosthetics to the children, who receive the hair prostheses free of charge or on a sliding scale, based on financial need.

“My name is Haleigh Law. I am 12 years old. I am a seventh-grader at Olive Pierce.

“My mom (Vickie Law) and I had a bet we would not cut our hair till it was long enough for Locks of Love, which we planned on Valentine’s 2009.

“I wanted to see what my mom’s hair looks like long. We have grown our hair long for six years.

“Loree at Aspin Hair & Nail Company has helped me keep my hair health. Loree has been my hair designer since I was very little. She is also the one that cut my hair.

“I pray whoever (cancer patient) gets my hair will be happy with their wig and like my hair. This has been something I have always wanted to do. I was very happy to donate my hair to Locks of Love.

“Please put my picture and a small article in the Ramona Sentinel for others to see, so they may get the idea to grow their hair long for Locks of Love.”

   
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