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Girl Scout Troop Donates Several Yards of Hair to Locks of Love
On February 14, 2008, Valentine’s Day, members of Girl Scout Troop #12360 cut off several yards of hair to donate to Locks of Love.
Three of the nine Girl Scouts in the troop are sisters who received their first haircut ever, thereby making a personal sacrifice to share with those who are less fortunate through Locks of Love. “I was really excited about doing this,” said Junior Girl Scout Samantha B. “I’ve been waiting a long time.”
Beautique Day Spa & Salon in Rice Village was the setting for the group haircut. After each girl donated her hair, salon staff treated the girls to a complementary styling. Some of the girls were a little apprehensive before the donation but afterwards, they all felt good about the gift they were able to give.
Locks of Love is a not for profit organization that provides the highest quality hair prosthetics to financially disadvantaged children with medical hair loss. Most recipients have lost their hair due to an auto-immune condition known as alopecia areata, which has no known cause or sure. Others have suffered severe burns, radiation treatment, or any number of dermatological conditions resulting in long term or permanent hair loss. This organization meets a unique need that goes beyond superficial beauty. Those wearing these hairpieces have lost more than their hair; they suffer from a loss of self. It is hoped that the donation that each child receives serves to rebuild their self-esteem and allows them to regain the normalcy in their everyday lives that most take for granted.
Troop #12360 was inspired to donate because of a visit to Texas Children’s Hospital. “We wanted to do something help sick children,” said Samantha.
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