Thursday, April 26, 2012

Girls Donate Hair to Help Others

Hair is very important to 12 and 13 year old girls.  To cut off a good part of your hair and give it to someone else can be a sacrifice.  Six girls from Jardine Middle School made that sacrifice as they traveled to B Street Hair Academy to have their hair cut for Locks of Love.  Locks of Love is a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to children suffering from long-term medical hair loss.
Sixth grader Alia Espinoza had her hair cut for Locks of Love because that is what her older brother Paul had done.  “Tomorrow is his birthday, so it is like a surprise birthday showing him how much I want to be like him and how much I love him,” said Alia.
P.E. and health teacher Bridge Remer came up with the idea of having students donate some of their hair to others.  “I am very proud of these girls because as 6th and 7th graders, it’s a big deal to have that hair,” said Remer.