Kudos to Kendra !
May 07, 2006 - TRC
Kendra had never cut more than an inch of her hair off at any one time. For over a year she has been considering sending a donation of her hair to the increasingly well known “Locks of Love” organization. Kendra was aware that her hair could be used to help financially disadvantaged youngsters suffering a long term medical hair loss by its use in the creation of a custom prosthetic (wig or other hairpiece). These prostheses are intended to help restore the recipient child‘s self esteem and confidence and enable them to go forth into their worlds better equipped to join in the activities with their peers that are so important to healthy growth and development. Kendra's hair for her donation had to be at least ten inches in length which means caring for a lot of hair for quite a length of time - truly a labor of love for the ten year old.
Saturday, April 29, was the day Kendra chose to have the cut for her donation done. Her contribution shortened her hair by ten and a half inches at Korner Kreations which is located at 14 Charles Street in Milo. Kendra's smile hints that this was an event that added to her own confidence and positive self-regard. Her ten years has not been a long time to learn the joy of giving, but she has already learned very well.
Kendra’s kind gift was mailed off in a plastic bag in a padded envelope to Lake Worth, Florida, by her mom with before and after pictures. Hopefully, in the near future you will be able to see Kendra’s pictures in the photo gallery of donors on the website www.locksoflove.org .
Kendra, and all our other Locks of Love donors, deserve our recognition for their generous and selfless gift, for a personal sacrifice to benefit another child, and for an exemplary act of kindness and caring.
Kudos to Kendra !!!
(For more information about the Locks of Love organization you may visit the website, www.locksoflove.org or write : Locks of Love, 2925 10th Avenue North, Suite 102, Lake Worth, FL 33461 or call 1.888.896.1588.)
NOTE - This article reflects the views of the author and not necessarily those of the TRC Alliance Team.