Freedom Elementary students, teachers cut hair for charity

Sapulpa elementary school donating hair for kids suffering with cancer. (KTUL)

Twenty donors said goodbye to eight inches of their hair Monday morning, all for a good cause.

"It's kind of weird, I don't really like short hair," said Lauren as she looked in the mirror at her new haircut.

Talk about a sacrifice! Her mom says Lauren was more than happy though to cut her hair to help out others.

"She's done it before, but she came to me excited and so we signed her up for it again," said Amanda Hendrickson.

The ponytails donated today are going to an organization called Children with Hair Loss, and will be made into wigs for people struggling with diseases or treatments for diseases.

This all started with a very personal story from the woman who brought the program to the school a few years back.

"I have a cousin who passed away at 21 from a glioblastoma. This is my fourth time to donate. The first time I did it was just by myself in honor of her. I brought it to Freedom because it was a passion of mine and the kids have taken over it," said Freedom Elementary School Counselor, Eryn Wallis.

"I like to help people, and it makes other people happy," said third-grader, Serenity.

After the haircut, stylists helped the girls make their shorter look all their own.

"Her hair actually grows pretty quick, her hair is actually pretty curly," said Serenity's mom, Summer Hall. "We had to make sure that eight inches was going to be long enough, because once that curl comes back in, it's going to be pretty short."

Until it grows back out, it will be a reminder of the good deed she did that will make a difference in someone's life.

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