CREATED Jul. 17, 2013
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- When you hear of someone making a donation, you typically think of money. But this is a reminder there are other ways to give -- we can give our time, give our talents, or even our hair.
Inside Cielo Salon in Henderson, Kaylee Gotthardt is giving away her long locks. "I'm really excited and I'm glad that my hair is going to be going to a kid who needs some."
Kaylee got the idea from her big sister, Shana, who's been growing her hair for a year and a half just so that she could give it away. "I feel a special need to help other people that can't grow their own hair after having cancer so I feel strongly about helping those people that don't have hair."
And there is another little girl on the other side of town who's done the same thing not once, not twice, but three times. Allison Stone says, "I like to do it because it makes other people happy and I know that my hair is going to keep growing out."
Stone donated her hair when she was 5, and 8, and now 10 years old. "Every time I cut it it makes me so happy."
Back in Henderson, the Gotthardt girls say their friends now plan to grow their hair and donate too. It is a movement of young ladies giving up a prized possession to get something far more important. "I just hope the person who gets my hair appreciates knowing someone else tried to bless them."
Another development in this story. We got an email from the American Cancer Society. A little girl stopped by Sunrise Hospital recently and handed over her hair. She wanted to donate it to a cancer patient but she never left her name. They desperately want to find this girl to properly thank her for her gift. If you know who this little girl is, please email Beth Fisher at email@example.com