Locks of love in Sherman

By: KXII-Staff Email
By: KXII-Staff Email

SHERMAN, Tex. -- One local teen is showing his love for others by cutting his hair. Peter Lorensen, a ninth grader at Sherman High, cut off about a foot of his hair at the Elks Lodge Thursday night.

Denison barber Danny Edmonds of Salon 120 performed the honors.

Peter says about three years ago he decided to grow his hair after his grandfather died of cancer. He planned to donate the hair to "Locks of Love," an organization that makes wigs for cancer patients.

He says he likes a long, shaggy mane, and this was the perfect way to give back in the process.

"They go through chemo and radiation and all this other stuff and they can’t grow hair, so I think it may boost their self confidence," Peter says.

Edmonds chopped about twelve inches until Peter’s hair reached his chin. He says he plans to grow it back out and do it all over again.

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