Locks of Love


Got Hair?

How about donating some of it?

My daughter, Rory, has a Mitochondrial Disorder that she has suffered with her entire life. When she was young (2-8 years old), she would periodically have to deal with Alopecia Areata, where she would have dime-size to silver-dollar-size areas with no hair. Her hair would just come out in clumps for no apparent reason. This made for a challenge in trying to hide these spots and keeping her hair looking nice.

When Rory was in 1st Grade, her school did an event for Locks of Love. What an amazing organization. They provide wigs for children with medical issues such as what Rory had, cancer, and more. My sister, niece, and I all cut our hair (a minimum of 10 inches) for donation. Rory could not do it, but made it a personal goal to someday donate for Locks of Love.

I have no answer to why Rory no longer suffers from this affliction, but the girl has a head of hair now that you would not believe… long, thick, gorgeous, healthy! A couple of years ago, Rory’s hair was long enough and healthy enough to reach her goal.


Before the cut ...

Then, mom went to town chopping and hacking off Rory’s pony-tailed hair and trying to make a nice style for her. Here is the result…


4-Locks of Love 8-18-10……..5-Locks of Love 8-18-10

One very happy girl!!!

But best of all, Rory finally got to make her contribution to this extremely worthy cause! If you would like to organize an event or just want to donate some hair, check out Locks of Love, here.

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24 Responses to Locks of Love

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  2. Ashley says:

    That’s awesome that she was able to donate her hair. It looks gorgeous in the after picture by the way. 🙂

    • Thanks, Ashley. It really was a personal triumph for her. Her brother’s college roommate told her that her haired looked “sexy”…for a sophomore in high school, she was over the moon! LOL

  3. ann1022 says:

    Bless Rory and you for this wonderful gift some deserving child. Her hair is positively gorgeous and she should be so proud. You should also be proud of the fine parenting you’ve done!

  4. Susan Bigan says:

    That’s truly an awesome story about paying it forward. Thank you for sharing.

    • Thank goodness, I was able to hide Rory’s hair issues fairly well without the need for a wig, but isn’t it nice to know that an organization like this exists. Thanks for stopping by and leaving some comment love! 🙂

  5. Ok, I was going to type….Paying it Forward, too! But this is exactly what she did, totally awesome and something she will never forget. Thanks for sharing and reminding people of this worthy cause.

  6. That’s amazing. Such a beautiful young lady with a beautiful heart. I’m happy she got to donate that lovely hair of hers so someone else can be happy. You’re blessed to have her Lorelai.

  7. rory17 says:

    After I got rid of my troublesome locks it felt like I weighed twenty pounds less!!! For it being the first time I had ever really cut my hair compared to trimming it, it was surely fun to do!! I have been contemplating growing out my hair again, even though I would have to deal with the terrible snarls and knots in my hair, just so that I could donate once again!! It certainly was a life goal well achieved!!!

  8. Just awesome and inspiring, both that she overcame her challenge and that she turned around and helped someone else. A beautiful story, thanks for sharing.

  9. Elizabeth says:

    Wow! Her hair is gorgeous! I can’t believe you cut it yourself! I’d be too freaked out to take scissors to anyone’s hair! One time I tried to pluck my husband’s eyebrows and even messed that up! Your family did a wonderful thing by donating hair. Great post!

    • Ha! I have to admit I was a little on the nervous side about cutting her hair, but it was either me or nobody…so I close my eyes and went for it! Well, not really, I did keep my eyes open. Glad you enjoyed the post. 🙂

  10. mkpinkpirate says:

    That is such a wonderful story. In this day a lot of children unfortunately don’t care to help. I am so glad that your daughter was able to hang on to her dream to help this wonderful cause and followed through. BTW great job on the hair Mom it looks great!

  11. Chez says:

    Well done to Rory! How awesome does the new haircut look! 🙂

  12. Louise x says:

    Love her haircut and what a great idea! Just found your fab blog and am now following via Bloglovin’ 😀

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

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