Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hair Donation

A good friend of mine has a 7-year-old who was diagnosed with leukemia in February. Dash is fighting an uphill battle with all of the chemo he will have to take over the next three years and he will soon lose his hair.

There was a shave-a-thon that happened in his hometown of Bismarck, North Dakota, where my friend and Dash's dad, Taner, shaved his head, amongst many other men/boys and even 1 girl!  

Kenna thought is was pretty cool, which got us talking about hair donation.  We talked about how when people have long hair and donat it, then wigs can be made out of the hair and that someone else can use the wig when they have cancer and their hair falls out.

The other day we decided that it would be a perfect time for Kenna to donate her hair.

I love her hair!  It is so soft and silky! 
Her hair was mid-back. 
I pinned her hair up with a chip clip to show her roughly how short it would be and what it would look like if we were to cut it! She loved the look.  Brave little girl, for sure! 
Final look with long hair.
Jaimie, who cut her hair was so sweet!  
Final look!