My Wife Just Cut Off All Her Hair For Locks Of Love.

February 27, 2008

OK, not all of it – but a lot of it. She went in for a haircut and was talking with her stylist (who had just finished another haircut that went to the charity) and decided to go for it as well. So what started as a “few inches off” went to “a lot of inches off” in no time, and she is quite happy that she did it. She had thought about doing it before and thought she should finally do it this time – after all, her hair will grow back but those kids at Locks of Love don’t have any hair:

Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under age 18 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. Our mission is to return a sense of self, confidence and normalcy to children suffering from hair loss by utilizing donated ponytails to provide the highest quality hair prosthetics to financially disadvantaged children. The children receive hair prostheses free of charge or on a sliding scale, based on financial need.

If you feel like donating your hair, check out the website for more information. This is one of those times that I wish had more hair – but as you can see in my picture there isn’t a lot there to donate. So a big kudos to the teacher wife who gave up her head of hair for a kid who has none. You’re the best honey.

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Comments (4)

  1. David says:

    She’s not quite sure yet Maria, but she thinks she will get used to it!

  2. maria says:

    i’ve cut most of my hair off twice (once when i was 16, once when i was 23). the second time i donated to locks of love. now i am growing it out again. i keep telling people i’m growing it until i get tired of it, but i kind of have locks of love in mind still, so i think i’ll probably grow it really long. then the cycle starts over again. it’s a renewable resource! :)

    good for your wife and i hope she’s enjoying having short hair! there’s really nothing like it in the summer (or if you live in LA…)

  3. James says:

    Good for her. My wife has (actually had) beautiful long hair more than half way down her back which I loved. The weekend of her 40th birthday, I gave her a spa gift certificate and suggested she splurge on a massage. My loving wife called me at the office and asked if I would mind if the stylist cut her hair to her shoulders (about 11 inches) for charity and then use the gift card for highlighs instead of a massage. I am not an overly emotional man , but that night I held my wife and cried. Her beautiful long hair had been replaced by sexy short hair. She has a heart of gold. I have never been prouder of her compassion and generous spirit. And yes, I did treat her to the hot stone massage the following weekend.

    James