WALTERS, Okla._ A 9-year-old girl here got the biggest haircut of her life Friday afternoon when stylists at the Wild Hair Salon cut 11 inches off to be donated to Locks of Love.
Aaliyah Villarreal decided to cut her after a close family friend, who had cancer and no hair, passed away a few weeks ago.
The Locks of Love organization provides hairpieces to low-income children who have long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.
"I thought it would be good for me to cut my hair for cancer," said Villarreal.
Alesha Villarreal, Aaliyah's mother, first got her daughter involved with the Spirit of Survival race in Lawton a few years ago.
"She has always had a very tender heart," Mrs. Villarreal said. "She's always caring (and) always giving."
Aaliyeah continues to run, help and support in any way she can. This time she is donating a chunk of her hair to young kids like herself who can't grow hair.
"I don't care if I don't know them," the youngster said. "It's just special that they have hair."