Two-and-one-half years ago my daughter Savannah got a short start-of-school haircut. Soon after the school year began she learned of a program called Locks of Love which “provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.”
At the time, Savannah was just starting 3rd grade at a new school. On her own she decided she wanted to grow her hair to donate it to Locks of Love. She learned the program required 10 inches of hair tip-to-tip, so she knew this would be a long endeavor. Pretty heady stuff for an 8-year-old. Fast forward to last Saturday, and Savannah was ready, in more ways than one to get a haircut.
So after two-and-one-half years, of washing, rinsing, snarls, tangles, and endless brushing the locks came off. To set a lofty goal at such a young age, and follow through has left me in awe.
Savannah! Congratulations! I love you and am so very proud of you.
Dad (aka Ben Sclair, Publisher)
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