For more than half her life, 16-year-old Annie struggled with hair loss caused by alopecia areata. "It was hard going to school looking so different," she reflects. "I spent years treating the condition, but none of my efforts were effective." Relief finally arrived via Wigs for Kids, one of several national organizations that accepts and transforms tress donations into perukes for those suffering myriad medical ailments. Nearly anyone can donate hair, once a few basic provisions are met.
Cutting hair short can help to serve a great cause! Eleven-year-old Aleyah made the brave decision to chop off her beautiful long hair to donate to Locks of Love, a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from medical hair loss. Watch as stylist Kristoff Ball cuts off Aleyah's hair for charity: