By Ian Hanigan
Audrey Coburn, 9, could feel a weight had been lifted — and for good reason. Eight inches of red hair that was swinging from the back of her head moments earlier was now clutched in her right hand.
“It feels very different,” the fourth-grader said Friday. “I used to have hair all over the place.”
Audrey was one of 15 girls from Greentree Elementary School to donate their long locks to a pair of charity organizations that make wigs for children suffering through hair loss for medical reasons. Sitting in a row of folding chairs, the altruistic students were joined by a pair of staff members, including science specialist Alison Garza, who came up with the idea earlier in the school year.
Garza, who was planning to donate her own hair, said she asked if any students or staff members wanted to join. To her surprise, more than a dozen volunteered, so she reached out to both Locks of Love and Pantene Beautiful Lengths.
“I’m so proud of them — every one of them,” Ms. Garza said, holding a pair of her own recently detached ponytails. “They wanted to donate as much as …read more
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