Washington Girl Donates Hair For A Good Cause

Friday one very caring six year-old gave up her hair for a good cause.

Arianna Gurner, a 6 year old who suffers from Aspergers Syndrome, a variant of autism, wanted to give her hair to Locks of Love.

She got the idea from her mother, and felt like she should donate her hair to kids who suffer from conditions that cause hair loss.

Locks of Love is an organization that provides hairpieces to kids that suffer from hair loss from medical procedures or conditions, and are not financially able to get a hairpiece on their own.

She got her haircut at A Cut Above Salon in Washington, and in total donated about 11 inches of hair.


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  • by Mother of 1 Location: Greenville on May 11, 2010 at 11:16 AM
    I think this is amazing, but I don't understand why they are putting it all over the news. My daughter is 8 and has donated her hair twice to locks of love. Not that I want her on the news, but they don't call in the cameras everytime she cuts her hair.
  • by Annon Location: Washington on May 6, 2010 at 04:13 PM
    To mom2david, she WAS on tv the day this story aired, but WITN has never posted the video. She did a GREAT job by the way.
  • by mom2david Location: Washington on May 5, 2010 at 06:55 PM
    This is an amazing, young girl. You have to understand what it is like to have any form of autism. These kids do not generally accept change well at all and on top of that having ones picture made, some of them flip out to the sight of a camera. Hints why you're not seeing her face. As a mother of an autistic son, I want to tell Arianna, I am very proud of you. Good Job! :)
  • by `To BC/Craig on May 2, 2010 at 02:28 PM
    Jump in the ocean,and suck as much water in as possible. Thats newsworthy. Great job Arianna.
  • by Warm & fuzzy Location: NC on May 2, 2010 at 11:43 AM
    Proof that there is still good in the world! What a thoughtful little girl!
  • by Mom to an Asperger child Location: Greene Co. on May 2, 2010 at 07:42 AM
    Way to go Arianna!!!! You are a hero in my eyes ~ keep up the good work.
  • by Anonymous on May 2, 2010 at 02:57 AM
    BC and Craig.........then why are you wasting another two minutes posting about it? It's nice to spend two minutes reading about something good in the world once in a while.
  • by craig on May 1, 2010 at 10:08 PM
    BC said it right, there goes 2 minutes of my life I can never recover.
  • by i dont mind it being in the news! on May 1, 2010 at 05:13 PM
    i like hearing of stories where people give of themselves to others who are in need. it reminds me that in a world where the news usually reports unthinkable crimes and scandals, decent people still abound. the stories are inspiring and uplifting. the stories that are not newsworthy are the ones that are full of speculation on an incident, and the details havent been fully investigated--thats gossip, id like to see less of that!
  • by Jeff Location: Winterville on May 1, 2010 at 02:45 PM
    This is definitely newsworthy. This is one of the very few "good news" stories. This young girl is putting others people's needs before her own. We can learn a lot from an eight year old. God bless you. God bless your parents. People are very proud of you. You did an admirable thing. We don't need pictures or something to gossip about. It warms my heart to know what your guardians are raising a caring human being.
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