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East Texas Girl Donates Her Hair To Locks Of Love

One East Texas girl has spent years growing out her hair to donate it to another child. She did this to give her hair to Locks of Love, a non- profit organization, that accepts hair donations. The organization then makes hair pieces for children who suffer from long-term medical hair loss, and are financially disadvantaged.

When 8-year-old Angie Delarosa of Quitman saw children on the Locks of Love website who were unable to grow hair, she wanted to do something about it. Friday, after five years of growing out her hair, Angie is anxious to give back to those children and get her hair cut.

Angie says, "I saw pictures of little children who don't have any hair. I don't want them to be made fun off or be left out so I want them to get to fit in like other children."

Angie says it hasn't been easy growing out her hair. Her mom, Delene Delarosa says it's been a long process. "At first it wasn't so bad. However, as it's gotten longer we have to braid it every night. It's been a struggle to try to comb it out but it's been good, she's a trooper," says Delene. "It's been very hard because it gets in a lot of knots," says Angie.

Angie stepped into the chair and was ready to get her hair cut. Locks of Love recommends at least 10 inches of hair to make the hair pieces. "I think's its a great. It's better than just having it fall on the floor... its going somewhere for a greater need," says Delene.

"I thought she was going to cry, but she seems very pleased with it and we are all very proud of her," says Delene. Angie had 13 inches cut off and admits it feels a little strange.

Her hair will now be shipped off to Locks of Love. Then it will be made into hair pieces for children who suffer from long term medical hair loss. "I think she may want to try it again and she's trying to recruit her big sister to cut hers," says Delene.

Angie says she loves her new hair cut and hopes the child who gets her hair will feel beautiful. Locks of Love accepts hair from anyone; however, most of their donations do comes from children.

Karolyn Davis, reporting.

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