NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. – Four-year-old Elizabeth Tubbs wasn’t thinking of Locks of Love when she sat quietly on her mother’s lap Friday while her hair was cut.
She might have been thinking how much easier life will be for her without long, tangled hair to brush every morning.
But her mother, Beth, has been thinking about Locks of Love for some time.
Except for trims, Elizabeth’s hair has never been cut and it is a gorgeous shade of red. “It’s such a nice color, I thought, why not share,’’ she said.
Elizabeth agreed so with ruler and scissors in hand Karen Murray of Diamonds Hair Studio, 781 Main St., measured a 10-inch pony tail and clipped it off.
The hair went into a plastic bag and will be mailed to Locks of Love, an organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children with long-term medical hair loss.
Many of the children helped by Locks of Love lost their hair due to a condition called alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure, Beth Tubbs said.
“The prostheses we provide help to restore their self-esteem and their confidence, enabling them to face the world and their peers,” states the Locks of Love website.
Additional facts about Locks of Love can be found here.