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Locks for Love

Kayla, who didn’t think twice about cutting off her hair, advises people to go for it if they can and want to. “Hair grows back,” she said.
Locks for Love

Kayla Reesor, a 4th year Cognitive Science of Language student who works part-time in the Office of the Associate Dean of Social Sciences, underwent a drastic change yesterday by cutting off 8 inches of her hair for Locks for Love.

Kayla Reesor, a 4th year Cognitive Science of Language student who works part-time in the Office of the Associate Dean of Social Sciences, underwent a drastic change yesterday by cutting off 8 inches of her hair for Locks for Love -- an annual event to help provide hair loss solutions to financially disadvantaged children in Canada who have lost their hair due to a medical condition or treatment. 

 

Kayla became interested in participating when she heard that her friend Joanna, who donated her hair to Locks for Love in her first year at McMaster, was going to be doing it again. As long as they would accept colour-treated hair, Kayla was eager to be involved. 

 

After emailing the coordinator, sending in her forms, and collecting donations, Kayla faced her fears yesterday, as stylists from Albert Snow Salon cut and styled what was left of her hair.  

 

Though Kayla was nervous, she was also very excited to participate in a cause she holds so close to her heart. Kayla’s dad has cancer and had to shave his head a month ago which gave her even more incentive to become involved.

 

Kayla, who didn’t think twice about cutting off her hair, advises people to go for it if they can and want to. “Hair grows back,” she said.  

 

Unfortunately Kayla’s parents could not attend yesterday, but they’re very proud of their daughter’s generosity and selflessness.

 

                            - Article by Natalie Paddon, Faculty of Social Sciences / First Generation Student Media Relations Officer

 

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