Woman with cancer hopes to cut off and donate 20 inches of her hair
Jennifer Auh reports on a woman, diagnosed with cancer, who plans to cut off 20 inches of her hair for a great cause. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
A woman, who is diagnosed with cancer, planned to cut off 20 inches of her hair for a great cause, but she wasn’t able to, due to medical issues.
Doctors diagnosed Susan Ellis, 37, with a rare form of cancer about a month ago, and she had her first chemotherapy treatment, last week.
Now, her friends, family and co-workers have stepped in to help. They said she truly loves her long locks.
Ellis, who works at Idaho Arts Charter School, hoped to chop off her beautiful curly hair for "Locks of Love,” an organization that provides wigs to sick children, who've lost their own hair.
However, Ellis is still in the hospital recovering from her first chemotherapy treatment. In her place, her sister Carla Houst took her place at the school to donate her locks.
Local hairstylists gave the cuts for free. To show support, close to 10 students, faculty and parents at the school also got a haircut.
“She's always so full of life bubbly, strong,” said Houst, “it’s been major struggle to see her like this, but she'll get back there.”
Although things didn't go exactly as planned, her sister said Ellis still plans to donate her hair as soon as she feels better.
If you would like to donate your hair to ‘Locks of Love,’ or apply for a hairpiece for your child, here’s a link with more info: www.locksoflove.org/contact.html