8-year-old girl makes a BIG-hearted donation

LINDALE, TX (KLTV) - By Layron Livingston - bio | email
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LINDALE, TX (KLTV) - "Beautiful", "great color", "wavy", and "the envy of everyone", are just a few of the compliments Bo Devereaux received about her long, blonde hair.

"Her hair's been growing for the last four to five years, and she never wanted to cut it," said Paula Devereaux, Bo's mother.

But Paula, a few weeks ago, Bo changed her mind.

Wednesday, Paula escorted her daughter to Serendipity Salon in Lindale.  Little Bo was on a mission:  she wanted a haircut, but not just any haircut.

"I can grow new hair, and other people can't," said Bo, who is donating her hair to Locks of Love.   Her hair is already 20" long.  Bo said she needed 10" of hair before she could donate it to a little girl in need.

She tells us she would have done it sooner, but a dip in the swimming pool turned her hair green for a couple of days.  Mom said they didn't want to take any chances with Locks of Love rejecting the hair, so they attacked it with clarifying shampoo and conditioner.  In just a few short days, the green was gone, and the appointment was made to see the stylist.

"It's a big deal," said Carlee Pascual.  Carlee is a friend of Bo's and accompanied her to the salon.

"If you need that hair and someone wants to give you hair, that's pretty nice," said Carlee.  "I hope that whoever gets that hair is happy with it."

Paula said she is extremely proud of her daughter.

After a quick shampoo, and trim, Bo left with more hair in her left hand than she had on her head.  She said she looks forward to swimming and playing basketball with the shorter hair-do. She's already thinking about growing it out again to make another donation.

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