Locks of Love is a public nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under age 18 suffering from long-term medical hair loss. Emelia let her mom, Denise (a licensed cosmetologist), do the honors. Mom was more nervous than Emelia. Locks of Love requires a minimum of 10 inches, and Emelia's contribution came to almost 13. The braid weighed in at 9 ounces. Emelia said if she grows her hair long again, she'll donate again, because it helps other kids and will make them happy.
Photos courtesy of Denise Hunt