Medina girl donates hair to Locks of Love

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 November 2013 at 12:00 am

Provided photo – Elizabeth McCarthy, 9, for the third time has donated some of her hair to Locks of Love. She holds the donated hair on Saturday after getting it cut.

MEDINA – Every two years since she was 5, Elizabeth McCarthy has had her long hair cut so she could donate her tresses to Locks of Love, an organization that provides wigs to children suffering hair loss from cancer and other illnesses.

Elizabeth, 9, had 10 inches cut from her hair on Saturday. Gretchen Carr of Sheer Elegance in Medina cut the hair. She put the hair in special bags to be sent to Locks of Love.

“She feels like she is helping kids who are going through something very difficult,” said Stacy McCarthy, Elizabeth’s mother.

Elizabeth first had her hair cut for Locks of Love when she was 5. It took her two years to grow her hair long again. Then she told her mother she wanted to have it cut for Locks of Love.

She did it again on Saturday.

“I’m very proud of her,” Elizabeth’s mother said. “She doesn’t just want her hair cut. She has the presence of mind to want her hair donated. It makes me proud.”

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