When I was in 4th grade, my close friend was diagnosed with alopecia and her hair started to fall out, but she kept it a secret from many of her classmates. Somehow some of us found out and they started to talk about her behind her back. I know she felt uncomfortable and I know she felt very self conscious. I wanted to help her in any way I could, but didn't know what I could do. When I heard of Locks of Love, I cut my hair thinking I could donate my hair but at that time they cut 10", but they required 12" so I couldn't donate it. Locks of Love is such a great company because they return a sense of self confidence to the kids like my friend, who may never have hair again. It takes about 8 ponytails from 8 different people to create a wig for these children.
On Wednesday I donated 12 inches of my hair. I thought I would trim my hair for our trip, but we arrived at the hair salon early and there was a girl before me. The girl before me cut her hair to donate to Locks of Love and it reminded me of my friend who had alopecia. I changed my plans and told my mom I wanted to cut 10" off (it was actually 12" when I measured at home) to donate to Locks of Love. Everyone was surprised at my random decision, but I was happy with my decision being that I was doing it for a good cause and giving hair to benefit other children that are not as fortunate as I am to have hair. I hope that one day some of you will try out a new hair style like me and try to donate you hair to a child in need... Till next time BYE!