“Sometimes, kids get sick and then their hair falls out, that’s really, really sad…I don’t want any kids to be sad that they have no hair. What I want to do is give them my hair because I have long long hair, just cut some of it off and give it to someone.” -Emily James, age 3
When three year old Emily James learned about children losing their hair to cancer, her mother suggested that she consider donating her own hair.
Her parents sat down and looked at pictures with her of children who had no hair, and then what they looked like in their wigs of all styles. They explained that to her that in order to donate her hair, she would have to cut it short, and that it would take a fairly long time before she had long hair again.
After learning that her hair would be quite short, she still wanted to make a donation.
Emily’s uncle Matthew, who happens to be a hairstylist, not only cut Emily’s hair, but also made sure her Rapunzel doll had an equally awesome bob.
Emily’s parents decided to document the experience using equipment they had available.
Watch the video below: