Gift to Locks of Love

Locks of Love will receive 11" of Kayla's hair.
Locks of Love will receive 11″ of Kayla’s hair.

On April 27, 2008 Kayla Griego, age 10, of Eagle Point, fulfilled one of her dreams. After waiting for about a year to get her hair cut, she walked into Cost Cutters on Delta Waters Road where Carrie was waiting to give her a hair cut.

This was not to be just any hair cut. Kayla’s hair was below her waist.
The fourth grader at Little Butte School had made the decision. She
wanted her hair cut and donated to "Locks of Love," a non-profit
organization that provides hair pieces to financially disabled youth
under the age of 18. These children suffer from major medical issues on
a long term basis with subsequent loss of hair.
   
The
mission of "Locks of Love" is to return a sense of self confidence and
normalcy to children who have lost their hair by utilizing donated hair
to provide the highest quality hair prosthetics.
   
Carrie
cut 11 inches off Kayla’s hair and still left it at a nice length. From
the smile on Kayla’s face, one can tell that she has done something she
really wanted to do. When asked why she did it, she said, "I wanted to
give a little girl a wig made with my hair so she would not have to
have people see her bald. Because people can make you feel bad if you
look different." When asked if she could do it again, she said "Hmmm,
maybe."
   
"You have something to be proud of," said her great-
grandmother, Dona Spence. "All it takes is one person to make a
difference and you have certainly made someone feel special. "
   
Kayla
is the daughter of April Crowder. Her grandmother is Susan Wickersham
and her great-grandmother is Dona Spence, all are Eagle Point
residents. Her mother felt it would be too emotional to watch the locks
being cut, according to her great-grandmother, so her grandmother and
great-grandmother accompanied her to the appointment.

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