Kate Mendelsen is hopelessly entwined in the wedding industry. People are surprised when they notice Hannah Bjornson’s wavy hair.
The 10 year old wasn’t going for a brand new look.
It was an easy decision for the fifthgrader, who learned that other girls her age were cutting their hair so kids with medical hair loss could’ve custom fitted hairpieces made. Despite the fact that she loves her new hairstyle -It’s easier to brush -she plans to grow her hair again to make another donation. She knows she can grow it again. For example, she shed 14 inches for the Locks of Love charity. Four of the girls decided to grow their hair, it’s particularly difficult for children.
All four girls have gotten plenty of attention and compliments on their new haircuts, though not all comments are nice, Rachel said.
Tucking her straight and much shorter hair behind her ears, Bridget Conway, 10, who had 13 inches taken off, imagined what it should be like to have no hair.
People look at them strangely. The question is. Mothers of patients say people often ask, ‘What’s wrong with her?’ It’s devastating.It’s like one of people’s first impressions, your hair, said Erin Hannagan, Susan’s sister, who donated 13 her own inches hair recently. Bridget’s not sure and Hannah thinks. It’s an unique opportunity to make a life changing difference, Locks of Love executive director Susan Stone said. Children who receive hair prostheses have hair loss from various medical conditions, radiation treatment or burns, and they receive their custommade hairpiece free of charge or on a sliding scale, depending on financial need. After hearing about Locks of Love a year ago, jennifer Cote is 7 years old and belongs to another troop in Bethel and decided on her own to give a little girl hair.
It looked straighter when it was long, and the cute, new chin length style she’s sporting brings out the natural wave.
They can cut off their hair quite easily, eighty percent of the hair donations come from children, typically between the ages of 6 and Children can’t always raise loads of money or write a big check.
You will feel sort of embarrassed or sad, she said. She decided to grow it long after watching her sister have hers cut last summer for Locks of Love. Will Erin. That range anywhere between $ 3500 and $ 6,Most wigs sold by retailers are made to fit adults and are much so big for children to wear. Styles of adult wigs are not ageappropriate. They often require tape or glue to keep them from falling off, and these adhesives can burn or irritate the scalp. All had haircuts recently, and Hannah’s godmother, a hair stylist, donated two more ponytails.Now we have enough for one wig, said Hannah’s mom, Robin, who will send the six ponytails to the organization in Florida. Nevertheless, the Locks of Love Web site provides a list of salons, including ones in Danbury and Bethel, that give the haircuts for people wanting to make donations. Locks of Love pays approximately $ 1000 per piece to have the hairpieces made and productions costs are covered through donations by the public, grants from foundations and civic groups.