February 18, 2014

Locks of love....

Martin Luther said, "The hair is the richest ornament of women". Who would want to give away their richest ornament? Would we do it if it's going to brings smiles on the faces of children suffering with long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis? Sounds interesting, isn't it?

I heard about The Locks of Love from my sister. My sister always had luscious locks that could be an owner's pride and neighbor's envy. On the other hand, I was never keen on growing it or for that matter maintaining it. S and me would threaten to cut her hair when she visited us. Could Y'all believe she tucked her braid in her sweater while sleeping at night?

Not sure what inspired her, she informed that she cut her hair to donate. That sounded interesting, but didn't grab my attention. I was proud of her though. Days passed. Whenever I saw friends who had long hair, I would tell them her story and try to persuade them to do the same. However, no one ever gave in. 

One day in shower, a thunderbolt struck me. Touching the coarseness on my head, I thought, why don't I try it this time? From then, I started praying that my hair grows thick and long. However after a few months, I could no longer manage it. I was literally praying god, one more inch please. I noticed the hair getting damaged with split ends.

The D-day has arrived. I knew it would be an inch longer as I have curly hair. 

Look!! This is what happens when you ask a blogger's spouse to take pictures. Rachna, you know it better :)


This is right before the cut. I feel so light on the head now :)
Sonny boy inspired by his classmate and shove his head in support of cancer patients. :)
If you want to get rid of that extra length of hair you think you don't want anymore, give it a thought. 10" inches isn't that long..reallyy :)

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  1. This is such a noble cause...kudos to the young people who have the courage to do so..

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    1. Sure, it is Renu. I think all it needs is a bit of sensitivity....hair grows back any day, right? :)

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    1. There are many things that we could do, only we have to know them :)

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  3. Yes Latha, I remember this initiative and I promise whenever I cut my hair, it is going to them :). God bless, Rushi!

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    1. You know I will haunt you in your dreams also, if you don't :) Hehehe... Thanks for the blessings dear.

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  4. Such kindness, concern and empathy. Really touching. Love his innocent smile.

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    1. Trying to see if I can motivate more people :)

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  5. Noble thoughts passed on from a thoughtful mother:)

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    1. See...Rahul sir, only you recognised my efforts :P

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  6. Thank you for sharing this, Latha. Very inspiring indeed. You must be so proud of your son and sister.

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    1. My pleasure, Corinne. My sister I was and more than my son, I am proud of myself :P...you know, we leos are suckers for compliments ...LOL

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  7. Your son is a very caring person-one to be proud of.

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    1. Not yet, Aunty. He has a long wayy to go...First, he needs to be polite and treat his sister with care and respect. When I asked him to do, he didn't agree. Later on, he got it done as he had company. :)

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  8. A wonderful thing to do for such a noble cause. This is so inspiring. Kudos to all of you! :)

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  9. A very inspiring post! Such a great and noble thought!!

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    1. I thought that was the least we could do :) Thank you, Usha ji :)

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  10. This is such a wonderful thing to do! Heart touching...kudos !!

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  11. that is very thoughtful........

    PhenoMenon
    http://throodalookingglass.com/2014/02/squirrel1/

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    1. I am so happy with each of your responses :)

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  12. You have a beautiful family. Love the look on your son's face. Inspiring post.

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    1. Thank you Sulekkha..I am glad it is inspiring many :)

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  13. Wow, that's just so inspiring. Your son is brave and so are you :) And of course, your sister

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    1. There is a small secret behind my son..He had scalp irritation and we asked him to shave his head, for which he didn't agree. Then, he did it for the cause :)

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  14. Very inspiring and for an excellent cause! ♥

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    1. Thank you Kathy and welcome to this space :)

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  15. Loved your post, Latha. I would readily give for a cause! I wish you would turn around in that pic! God bless your son!

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    1. Thank you so much Vidya. I know, you would. I heard a lot about you too :) You know, I wanted to have a wonderful picture of my curls before the cut and the one the better half shot was horrible...so, I put it up and removed it again :)

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  16. I love when simple things can be turned into big blessings. Thanks for sharing.

    Mary-andering Creatively

    Mary-andering Among the Pages

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    1. Really Mary. I agree with you. They don't sound big but they could make a difference definitely :)

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  17. My mother donated her hair for as long as I can remember -- back in the day when it wasn't as common to do it. She died in 1967. I can only imagine what a gift of love this is.

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    1. oh wow....that is such a great thing to know...of the awareness back then..I wasn't even born by that time :) when I went to the salon, one of the hair dressers said, my sister had cancer and she was benefited from people like you. Thank you for what you are doing..it made me feel so good :)

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  18. It's a great cause, one that kind of grows on you. :)

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    1. It does grow on us. Real simple to do..hair grows back, doesn't it?

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  19. What an inspiring deed. Good to know that good people are not reading about it but taking action too.
    Absolutely splendid, heartwarming and cool at the same time.

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    1. If someone else also does it by reading this, there is nothing more than that I would want :)

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  20. This is really inspiring. Exactly the kind of selfless kindness and love we need to spread. I'll be truthful here, my husband's office had a similar event for cancer patients (http://www.stbaldricks.org/) and I was not strong enough to let him get bald :( Although his friend donated and I have huge respect for the likes of him and your tribe!

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    1. Next time, you will let him go bald, won't you? Thank you for reading and welcome here. :)

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  21. Such an inspirational post, Respect... I will spread the word as much as I can

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    1. Thank you for the warm words, Amit. Double thanks for spreading the word. Glad you are inspired :)

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  22. The support shown for cancer patients is so inspiring. Beautiful post

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    1. Thank you Rajlakshmi. Feels really good to see all this new bloggers on this post. Hope you will tell many more to give their hair :)

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  23. I've always thought this was an amazing thing to do...kudos to your family for doing this! My housemate shaved her dreadlocks last year...she'd been growing them for almost a decade!

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    1. Woww...a decade? That's a long time...I am now inspired to grow them again and do it another time :) Thank you for the warm words.

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  24. How thoughtful. Awesome post for an excellent cause! Kudos

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    1. If I could do it, I think all of you could do it :)

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  25. Very inspiring this is! Let me see what I can do :)

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    1. Just grow your hair as long as you can and then cut 10 " inches ..simple :)

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  26. What a great gift of love. Inspiring post. Well done your sonny boy.

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  27. Thanks for sharing this, Latha Mam :) Recently I read about the famous hair stylist Ambika Pillai promoting the case of cancer patients in this manner. A true noble cause. Hats off to you ! :)

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    1. Oh glad to hear that..you all guys are appreciating too much..I think that's a small gesture we did :)

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  28. That's an awesome thing that you all have done, Latha!! So very proud of you and your son!! Just so very touched after seeing the photos!

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    1. Aww..thank you for the kind words, Rosh. Now, I am inspired to do it again :)

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  29. Brave gesture. And a gesture to show support for cancer patients.

    My first visit here. Glad I came here.

    Updated mine. Do drop by.

    Cheers
    CRD

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  30. Lovely and inspirational story - thank you for sharing!

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  31. What a noble cause. And yes I recently got to know about it, will make sure follow too...

    Richa

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    1. If this post can inspire another soul to do the same, then the purpose is accomplished.

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  32. F in F,

    Left a comment on your previous post also. Donating anything is a very noble gesture, specially body parts. I have pledged all usable organs to be donated on my death.

    Take care

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    1. I haven't done something really great, I feel :). I got the other comment too. That's a great news about giving away your body parts. We have donated our grandma's eyes. As she had a heart problem she would always say, my eyes are the only useful organs of my body.

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  33. Ah, finally saw Rushi's pic and you never told me about him donating for the cause of cancer patients, when you told me about it. Why? Hugs to both of you and your sister too.

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    1. Glad to see you after such a long time, BM. Simply, I didn't say :) As that was part of the reason. Hugs to you too...Now, he will be super elated if he knows zephyr sent him a compliment.

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  34. Such a nice thing to do for a good cause. Feeling so proud :-)

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    1. Thank you my dear, so you also thinking about it? :)

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  35. Brave, noble and lady you are such a rockstar!

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    1. you think so??? I don't think I am a bigger rockstar than you...Thank you so much, Purba :)

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  36. Great...You are something special,your kiddoo as well :)

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    1. Aww..that's so sweet of you, thank you so much dear.

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  37. How did i miss this post, jsut saw rachna's post and came over .. well done .. and I think I will join it too ..

    and I am so happy I know you Di .. God bless the young man toooo

    Bikram's

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    1. No worries, Bikram bhai..I think you didn't start back blogging when I published this post. I am happy to know you too...Thank you for your blessings :)

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