Seven-Year-Old Girl from Eastern Kentucky Donates Hair to Locks of Love

By: MacKenzie Bates Email
By: MacKenzie Bates Email

A little girl from eastern Kentucky sat in the barber's chair today to help people with cancer. Elizabeth wagers donated two *16-inch* bundles of hair to locks of love, which makes wigs for people who cannot grow hair.

She's never had a haircut.

“I was a little scared about it I didn't know if it was going to hurt and I thought it was going to be a big change,” Wagers says.

“She would never let anybody,” Donna Cotton, Wagers’ Grandmother says. “She heard about locks of love and she wants to get it cut so she can send her hair to locks of love.”

Now with more than two feet of hair gone, her looks have changed, and she's happy knowing what was cut is going toward a good cause.

“Because people who have cancer might need it more than I do,” Wagers says.

These two long pieces of hair will be donated to locks of love where it is estimated that they will make two wigs for anyone who needs them..

Cotton's mother died of cancer more than 25 years ago.

She says what her granddaughter is doing would make her mother smile.

“She lost all of her hair and she had to wear a wig,” Cotton says. “And I know she would have been very proud of her”

And her family is very proud of little Elizabeth's decision.

“We're excited about what she's doing and we're proud of her for doing it but we hate to see that hair go,” Cotton says.

And Elizabeth Wagers wants to encourage others to donate to Locks of Love so more people who need it can have a full head of hair.

Wager's mother will also donate some of her hair to locks of love.


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