He's young and already knows the value of giving to those in need. "It's because on TV I was watching and some girls were donating their hair to cancer victims and I thought it would be a good idea to do the same," says Madison Stead.
The twelve year old learned of the organization called "Locks of Love" that is always looking for hair donors to help young cancer patients with loss of hair.
"Really all hair is needed from everyone because we're serving children from a diverse population so any and all hair is certainly needed." Lauren Kukkamma says. The "Locks of Love" spokes person tells us they appreciate people like Madison who step out to help young cancer patients feel better of themselves. "What these hair pieces do is provide a renewed sense of self, of confidence, of self esteem for these children who are certainly experiencing a sense of self."
At the time of Madison's big hair cut, we also learned of Jo Munguia, a cancer survivor who has been free of the disease for two months now. "Other people have issues walking around that they need hair. Luckily I'm a guy. I can shave my head any time but there are people out there that could really use his hair," says Monguia. He adds that Madison's hair donation will not only help cancer patients with a nice physical appearance, but an emotional one as well. "You look weird and I get people that say 'oh' and they give me that stare. They don't even know. They judge me when I wear my VT cap and they don't know what I'm going through and why I'm wearing the cap. It's because that's my wig."
It's through the good actions of giving that these individuals say many can be helped. As for Madison, he adds, he sends his warm thoughts to all those suffering from cancer. "I hope that they get better and get cured."
Antonia Mejia, Pro 8 news.
If you would like more information on how you can contribute to "Locks for Love", you can visit their website at www.Locksoflove.Org.