The Lockes of love
Published: July 11, 2006 | 4442nd good news item since 2003
They say there’s never anything good on television anymore, but six years ago there was and it likely changed the lives of millions of medically afflicted youths around the country.
While watching television with her family six years ago, a then 4-year-old Haley Locke saw a program detailing the Locks of Love program and how it helps children with medical needs.
That was all she needed to see.
“Haley saw it on television at 4 years old,” said her mother, Carolyn. “She said that was something she wanted to do to help someone who needed it.”
With her oldest daughter leading the charge, Carolyn and her youngest daughter, Holly, followed Haley to the barber’s chair.
Carolyn said the trio donates their hair once every two years and have collectively donated 10 feet of hair in the past six years.
Locks of Love is a non-profit charity based in the United States.
The organization accepts donations of hair with the intention of making wigs for needy children who have lost their hair due to a medical condition.
The Lockes live in Jemison, and Haley, 11, and Holly, 9, attend Thorsby School.