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Friday, February 10, 2012

:: Locks of Love and Milla ::

Good morning world!!!!

This has been quite a week!!! Somedays are good, some not so. But, I am happy for the weekend. Good things happen on weekends. :)

One good and tender thing did happen this week. My granddaughter Amelia got a haircut!!!! But it wasn't just a "I want a change in my look haircut", it was more of "I want to make a difference", haircut.

For sometime now I have been growing out my hair so that I can donate it to Locks of Love.

"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. We meet a unique need for 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. The prostheses we provide help to restore their self-esteem and their confidence, enabling them to face the world and their peers."

Locks of Love

Well, I have a ways to go, hopefully by years end I will have a 10" pony tail to chop off and donate.

Milla, on the other hand has for sometime now been debating about whether or not to cut hair waist long hair. It's not easy for a 6yr. old to come to this decision.
But upon learning how her hair would, benefit another child, she was more than happy to do it.
So off to the beauty salon they went. Mommy, Milla, Luli, and Ireland.
After all such an event is certainly shared with siblings.
You can see the smile on her face as she holds her pony tail.
And and even bigger smile after it was dried and styled. ( no more painful detangling.)

I am very proud of my Milla. This will certainly be a life changing event for her, and even more so for the happy recipient. I will keep everyone posted on the outcome. Sometimes Locks of Love sends pictures of the child who benefited from the donation.

Next week I will post a few little things I've been working on. And of course the scarf.

Blessings to all, and have a great weekend. :)

P.S. I want to add that this is a big thing in my family. Both my mother and sister are breast cancer survivors, so I know how difficult it is for cancer patients when they loose all their hair due to chemo.