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East Texas Girl & Grandmother Gives Hair To "Locks Of Love"

On Thursday, 9-year- old Madison Sloan, didn't get just any hair cut at the "High Maintenance Salon", in Kilgore. Madison was getting her hair cut to give it  to girls in need. "I saw this girl on Extreme Home Makeover. She had a really bad sickness and she didn't have hair and it made me think of other little girls who might have that same sickness. Now, I want to help girls that have that same sickness and make wigs out of my hair to give to them,"said Sloan. Not only is Madison donating her hair to Locks of Love but, her grandmother is too.

For over 50 years, Shirley Sloan has kept two of her 18" braids from when her hair was cut at Madison's age. Now, she's following in her granddaughters footsteps."When Madison talked about donating her hair to "Locks of Love" I thought, well this would be a good time for me to donate my hair to a good cause." So, with clips from scissors the moment that two generations had been waiting for finally came. Now, that Madison's hair is cut, she hopes it will help other needy little girls.

LaKecia Shockley, Reporting. lshockley@kltv.com 

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