locks loveOWENSBORO, Ky. (10/11/13) – After seeing a commercial about a nonprofit organization seeking donations of hair that can be used in hairpieces for children in need who are suffering what the agency’s website refers to as “long term medical hair loss from any diagnosis,” a local seven-year-old knew right away she wanted to contribute to the cause.

Kiersten Taylor, the daughter of Sam and Leigha Taylor, told her parents she wanted to cut her hair so it could be donated, and their first step was to determine the requirements and get the help of a stylist. There are several requirements for the hair to be accepted, including the need for it to be at least 10 inches in length from tip to tip. With a stylist’s help, Kiersten and her mother determined the strands of hair just barely met the requirement, so they agreed to grow it out several more inches before cutting it.

Kiersten said she was inspired by the opportunity to help other children.

“So they can feel God’s love,” she said when asked why she decided to donate her hair. “I don’t want them (other children) to be embarrassed and made fun of.”

Of course, hair loss among children is most commonly the result of a form of cancer, but can occur through other means according to Locks of Love. Eighty percent of donations come from children, the agency also reported on its website.

To learn more about the organization, visit locksoflove.org.

Dennis Beard
SurfKY News
Photo provided by Dennis Beard

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church VBS Set for June 1 thru 5

DRAKESBORO, Ky. (5/21/15) — Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church will hold vacation Bible school from June 1-5. Classes… Read More

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/22/15) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following reports Friday, May 22. Kari… Read More
1 DOW 18,270.55
-15.19 (-0.08%)    
2 S&P 2,128.06
-2.76 (-0.13%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,092.78
+1.98 (0.04%)    

Most Read This Week

May 15, 2015 10124

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 19, 2015 5228

Owensboro Health Proposes Building $15M Health…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 16, 2015 4954

Roses Coming Soon

by SurfKY News
May 18, 2015 3689

Madisonville Man Wanted for Attempted Murder in…

by SurfKY News
May 19, 2015 3630

Two Charged with Marijuana Possession after…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10124

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 9548

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 21, 2015 2792

Police Charge Madisonville Man with Harassing…

by SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 1557

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 21, 2015 813

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
May 21, 2015 655

UPDATE: Suspect in Officer Involved Shooting…

by SurfKY News
May 21, 2015 613

Collision with Deer Results in Fatality on US 79

by Trooper S. C. Recke
May 20, 2015 559

Four Go to Hospital After Two-Vehicle Collision

by SurfKY News
May 21, 2015 547

EPA Rules Threaten Aluminum's Revival

by Jim Waters
May 21, 2015 473

Corrections Officers to Get Pay Raises to Retain…

by Jennifer Brislin