Woman with cancer finally donates 20 inches of her hair to 'Locks of Love'
Jennifer Auh reports on the woman with cancer donates 20 inches of her hair to 'Locks of Love' Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
Earlier this week, we introduced you to a woman, who was diagnosed with cancer and wanted to donate her hair for a great cause.
Susan Ellis, 37, works as a teacher's assistant at Idaho Arts Charter School in Nampa. She hoped to chop off her hair on Friday at a school event, but was too sick from her first chemo treatment to attend.
However, over the weekend, she finally got it done at the hospital. Ellis talked about how her long curly locks were always her favorite feature. "I don't wear a lot of makeup or jewelry it’s my hair," she said.
When doctors diagnosed her with cancer, she knew she would soon lose her long, beautiful hair.
Instead of making it into a wig for herself, she decided to give it away to ‘Locks of Love,’ a non-profit organization that helps sick children who've lost their hair.
Ellis told us it’s not easy to give away and cut off 20 inches of her hair, but being a mentor to many children at her school, she wanted to do something positive.
Her best friends worked together to set up the memorable haircut. They said Susan is one of the most happy, positive people they know.
After hearing Ellis’s story, her friends said more than 20 people have been inspired to donate their hair to 'Locks of Love,' including Ellis's own sister.
If you would like to learn more about locks of love, click on this link: www.locksoflove.org/
If you would like to support Susan Ellis, click on this link: www.gofundme.com/We-Love-Susan