Our dear Grandma Joy is fighting her 3rd battle with cancer. This go round she is going through chemo and another type of drug that specifically fights breast cancer. Within the 1st 2 weeks of chemo treatments she lost her hair and began wearing wigs.
Madelyn for some time has been considering cutting her hair and donating it to someone like Locks of Love, a company that makes wigs for children who have lost their hair due to treatments that fight their disease. Grandma loosing her hair and wanting a wig was the final push this little gal needed.
Madelyn does not like short hair! So she wanted to make sure that when it was time to donate her long locks she would still have hair to play with.
Look how long!
Our beautician said the minimal to cut and donate was 7-8 inches but they prefer 10.
Madelyn donated 11 1/2 inches.
That's a lot of hair!
She was a bit nervous seeing what was no longer attached.
It's still past her shoulders and she can pull it into a pony tail.
There are times we like the shortness and how quickly it can be done.
We also miss the long locks and all the hair do's we use to do. She's glad she donated her hair to someone who needs it. Since her hair cut she has mentioned a couple of times that she's never going to cut her hair again!