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Monday, January 31, 2011

For the love of her hair...

She did it!!!!  After waiting almost 3 years, she finally decided it was time to cut her hair... and donate it!

Back in 2008, we spent a few months in Atlanta, Georgia after my sister had her 2nd child.  While there we met a wonderful family, the Hatchers.  Joyce and her daughter, Maria, were playing at the same playground we had discovered while out and about one day.  Maria and MG ended up being a good match for one another.  They quickly became friends.  And I, too, found a new friend in Joyce.  So, why am I telling you about Maria and Joyce?  Well, MG became inspired by Maria.  She found out that Maria was growing her hair to donate to Locks of Love.  MG thought about it and decided then and there that she, too, would do the same.  She learned about cancer patients and their struggles of going through various drug treatments all the while, losing their hair...but still staying positive!

So in the end, she felt this was a good cause to support!  However, instead of donating to Locks of Love, we decided to donate through Pantene Beautiful Lengths.  Our dear friend, Amanda, had recently donated to this organization so we felt it was a good place to start (not to mention that Amanda does a very thorough research on everything before moving forward!).  So... to ensure we had enough hair we donated to Pantene because their minimum requirement is 8", rather than Locks of Love's 10".  She said she didn't want a really short hair cut.

I am so proud of her!

January 4, 2011
Here are some photos...
She was a bit nervous to start:
 I was nervous... so I had to document it all!
 Okay... I think we are ready now....
 And here we go!
 YIKES!!!  Here she is with her 10" ponytail!
 This hair style is so cute on her!
 She wanted to celebrate with a trip to Jamba Juice... her favorite!
Later that day, she wrote in their Adventure Book,
"Today I cut my hair to donate!  I will donate 10 inches of my hair.  I feel sad because now I only have 8 inches and I miss my long hair.  But I am happy that someone else has hair.  A company will use my hair to make a wig for someone who has cancer.  When you have cancer you lose your hair."  (I'm not sure what she meant when she said that she now only has 8" of hair.  I think she meant that she wanted to donate 10" but we ended up cutting only 8" of usable hair.  Although the pony tail measured 10", I figured a couple may not be usable because of unevenness and split ends.)


  1. Morgan, I am so proud of you for donating your hair to such a worthy cause. I also donated my hair a few years back and my hair ended up a lot shorter than yours is now. I love your new hair style. You look super cute!

    -Auntie Uyen

  2. What a wonderful thing to do and at such a young age. My Mom was able to benefit from someone's hair and it made her feel so much better as she had her treatments. Thanks for your kindness and generosity!