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CLEAR LAKE, Iowa - It's not uncommon for women to change their hair, especially when the stresses of life can lead to grey hairs, but one local woman is making some big changes to her do but with something else in mind.
Mary McGuire is the grandmother of Riley McGuire, a 12-year-old who was diagnosed with cancer two years ago.
Mary learned that Locks for Love recently announced they have a need for grey hair and after hearing this, she believed that growing her hair would be the perfect way to show her love and support for Riley.
“This is a fresh start for everybody,” McGuire said.
It has been an emotional rollercoaster ride for the whole McGuire family but now that they have untangled themselves from staying at the hospital night after night...Mary knew it was time to cut ties with her hair.
“It felt like, okay that's one MRI, that's another MRI, that's another biopsy, that's another, waiting for tests, another hospitalization,” she explained, “each snip took away a bad memory."
Even though there is still a long road ahead for riley with MRI’s and various check up's Mary said she's excited to have this weight off the family and she's especially excited to part with the weight of her hair.
"My hair was getting so heavy it took 4 spin pins to keep the bun on top of my head and I was getting bun headaches, or ‘bundaches’, and now I won't have bundaches anymore,” McGuire said.
Now that she has felt the relief of untangling herself from the hardships of cancer, she's encouraging others to do the same.
To learn about how you can become involved and donate hair visit http://www.locksoflove.org/donate.html.
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