Today's Sunday Sketch is in celebration of one of our chatters in the Friends in Healing community, Pea, who has patiently been growing out her hair for two and a half years. This past Thursday she washed, combed, and blew dry her waist length hair and made her way to the salon to make a wonderful donation to Locks of Love, an organization who's mission is to return a sense of self, confidence and normalcy to children suffering from hair loss by utilizing donated ponytails to provide the highest quality hair prosthetics to financially disadvantaged children. The children receive hair prostheses free of charge or on a sliding scale, based on financial need.
What a loving and quite personal way to literally "give of yourself!" I think of Pea and all the generous other donators who have spent years taking such good care of their hair with plans to donate to a child in need. And today I think of the children, for whom these hair pieces may be one simple way of bringing back a part of themselves. ♥