Eight-year-old donates hair through Locks of Love
by Alan Reed
May 16, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Tori Scroggins holds a ponytail of her own hair that she donated to the Locks of Love group in Florida.  Locks of Love makes hairpieces for children who lose their hair from medical conditions and treatments.
Tori Scroggins holds a ponytail of her own hair that she donated to the Locks of Love group in Florida. Locks of Love makes hairpieces for children who lose their hair from medical conditions and treatments.
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For many, a summer haircut means a cooler head during the hottest time of the year, or keeping unruly locks out of their eyes at the swimming pool. For eight-year-old Tori Scroggins, her latest haircut means helping another child experience a more normal life. She donated her hair to the Locks of Love organization.

According to the Locks of Love website at www.locksoflove.org, the group looks to provide hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under 18 suffering hair loss from any condition or diagnosis. “Most of the children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure. The prostheses we provide help to restore their self-esteem and their confidence, enabling them to face the world and their peers,” the website said.

Tori said that prior to her haircut, her blondish-brown hair ran to the middle of her lower back. “It took me two or three years to grow it that long.” A Murray beautician shortened her hair into a bob-cut in 30 minutes.

“I wanted to help people with cancer that lost their hair,” said Tori, the daughter of Margie and Donnie Scroggins. “I read about someone who cut their hair for Locks of Love and decided to help them.”

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