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Locks of Love
This not-for-profit organization was incorporated in December of 1997 and utilizes donated hair and resources to provide hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under age of 21 with medical hair loss free of charge.
My name is Courtney and I am 16 years old. When I was in 1st grade I lost my hair. Since I was only 6 years old at the time, I can't say I really knew what exactly was going on. All I knew was that little girls were supposed to have long beautiful hair and I wanted to know why I suddenly didn't have any. We proceeded in getting wigs and it wasn't until 6th grade that I really started becoming interested in Locks of Love. Normal wigs are usually pretty uncomfortable and have a hard time staying on. I had many situations in my life where it actually has fallen off in public and I was left in humiliation. When I got my Locks of Love wig, my life completely changed. I never once had to worry about people pulling it off, not being able to go swimming, running, I could finally put it up, put some curl into it, or do normal things that girls want to do with their hair. I finally could do it all. It made me feel normal again. I became just like everyone else. Locks of Love is an amazing organization that changed my life and I'm sure changed a million others! It gives kids the opportunity to feel like everybody else and not have to worry about anything at all!