It's hard for a child to imagine losing all their hair, but each year many do as they battle cancer. Thinking of losing their own beautiful locks, three little girls decided share their hair to help make wigs for those fighting cancer.
They might be small, but their hearts are definitely huge. Six-year-olds Berklie Bird and Chloe Barton along with eight-year-old Ashton Floyd are all family friends, and decided to lose their locks together.
All of the girls have been growing their hair out for the last few years, and on Wednesday they all met at Davidson Taylor salon in Lubbock to seal the deal and donate their hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths.
"It's because I'm helping another child that might be bullied every day," Ashton said when asked why she was donating her hair. "I just want to help little girls that have cancer," added Berklie.
Each of the families has their own experience with cancer which served as the inspiration behind the cut. Putting in the rubber bands, measuring out the long ponytails, each of their mothers grabbed a pair of scissors and started cutting.
In the end Berklie, Chloe and Ashton all donated at least eight inches of their hair each. "I'm proud I did this. I'm just really proud," Berklie said after seeing all the hair that was cut off.
"It makes me feel really good," Ashton said with a huge smile on her face. Chloe, who was camera shy simply replied "Happy!" with a huge grin when asked how she felt.
The locks will be sent to Pantene Beautiful Lengths who partners with the American Cancer Society. So far, Pantene has donated 24,000 real hair wigs for free to the American Cancer Society, and here locally the Lubbock branch gives out 15 to 20 free wigs each month to cancer patients undergoing treatment across the South Plains.
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