Paying it forward with Locks of Love

March 15, 2013 in Best of Both, Charity, kindness, paying it forward by MyBestofBothWorlds

So proud of my daughter! 2012

Paying it forward with Locks of Love.  A Locks of Love hair donation is how my younger daughter Kristen is paying it forward four times already!    Kristen is a very caring young lady who has repeatedly demonstrated her concern for others before herself.  When Kristen has always had the most lush beautiful hair.  She has grown her hair out and has made four donations to date.  Each time she has cut a minimum of twelve inches and continues to share her hair with others.

Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that 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.  Locks of Love meets the unique needs of children by using donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics. Most of the children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure.

Paying it forward runs in our family.  My Mom and Dad raised my brother and I to make sure we make time for others and to be passionate about giving of ourselves.  If you are a regular reader, you know as I’ve recently posted about my brother in Brave A Shave where he shaved his head to raise awareness and funds for the St. Baldrick’s foundation to fight childhood cancers.  Another recent post is about Kristen’s older sister Kaitlyn freezing for a reason and Taking a Polar Plunge raising funds for the Cortland United Way.  There are so many ways we pay it forward as a family, and I am so proud to be blessed with children that “get it” and give back!

 

Kristen in 2008
Kristen in 2008

As I stated above Kristen has cut her hair four times and is considering doing it again when it gets long enough.  I had to include another cutie picture of her back in 2008 when she was only nine years old and off came her braided pig tails.