Wednesday, December 20, 2006

McKay girls have "Locks of Love" to give this holiday season

When Jodi Rosen, a fifth grade teacher at the Donald McKay K–8 School in East Boston, returned from Thanksgiving break, her students noticed something was missing. Ms. Rosen, who once sported long hair, arrived with a short new hairstyle. When her students asked Ms. Rosen why she cut her hair, she explained: to help children. Ms. Rosen had her hair cut and donated to Locks of Love, a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to children suffering from long-term medical hair loss.

Two of her students -- Oyuky Torres and Mileena Boodoosingh (pictured here, left and right) -- were so inspired by Ms. Rosen’s kindness that they volunteered to donate their hair as well, with the permission of their families. Ms. Rosen accompanied the girls to a local salon for their haircuts, and the occasion was featured in the Boston Herald.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How fabulous!

What a great example for a teacher to set and how fantastic that the kids followed suit - and that their parents allowed them! Great story!