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Boonville Daily News - Boonville, MO
  • Young girl donates hair to good cause

  • Young girl donates hair to good cause
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  • Annika Wadeen is only
    six years old but she already
    understands the importance
    of helping people
    in need. For quite some
    time Wadeen has been
    growing her hair. After
    seeing a story about an individual
    who donated
    their hair to a friend who
    had cancer, Wadeen felt
    like she needed to do the
    same.
    "I wanted to do it for
    Locks for Love to be a
    good person," Wadeen
    said.
    Wadeen's mother January
    talked to her about
    Locks of Love. "Anika had
    seen pictures of people
    who had different diseases
    who had received wigs
    fromother people and saw
    pictures of them without
    hair. She wanted to know
    what was wrong with
    them. I talked about Locks
    for Love. She decided she
    wanted to share her hair to
    help people,"Wadeen said.
    According to
    http://www.locksoflove.or
    g/, Locks of Love is a public
    non-profit organization
    that provides hairpieces to
    financially disadvantaged
    children in the United
    States and Canada under
    the age of 21 suffering
    from long-term medical
    hair loss fromany diagnosis.
    On Thursday afternoon,
    Wadeen, accompanied by
    her mother and grandmother,
    Linda Grissum,
    gathered at Uptown Girls
    in downtown Boonville.
    Ruth Wells (Styles by
    Ruthie at Uptown Girls)
    prepared Wadeen as she
    prepared to cut her hair.
    It took less than a
    minute to cut 10 inches of
    hair, which was gathered
    together in a pony tail.
    Wells then finished trimming
    her hair.
    Wadeen was elated
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