8 yo offers locks of love
Published: December 4, 2005 | 2912th good news item since 2003
A young lady from Florence got the most important haircut of her life Saturday.
Eight-year-old Leah Coke had 11 inches of her long hair snipped off.
The ponytail will be donated to an organization called “Locks of Love.” [Learn more about Locks of Love]
The non-profit takes locks of hair and turns them into vacuum-fitted hairpieces for children who’ve lost their hair due to chemotherapy or another medical reason.
Young Leah got her haircut at Hairport in Richland, one of few salons which offers the free Locks of Love haircuts. Leah explains why another child would need her hair.
“Because they are taking chemo, and their hair is falling out because of the medicine they take,” she said.
“It’s a good thing to do. It’s a hard thing to do. It takes time to make that decision to cut that much hair off. It has to be at least ten inches or longer,” stated Rita Brown, owner of Hairport.