2009-07-01 / Living & Style

Katlyn donates to Locks of Love

Katlyn Grace West donated 14 inches of her hair to Locks of Love Katlyn Grace West donated 14 inches of her hair to Locks of Love Katlyn Grace West celebrated her 11th birthday on June 8, 2009. Katlyn decided to mark this day by making a big change. She received her first real haircut in eight years!

She donated 14 inches of her beautiful, blonde hair to Locks of Love.

Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 18 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. They meet a unique need for children by using donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics. Most of the children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure. The prostheses they provide help to restore their self-esteem and their confidence, enabling them to face the world and their peers.

Her birthday celebration included a day trip to beautiful, historic Savannah for sightseeing and a low country boil at The Crab Shack on Tybee Island. Her birthday cake featured flip flops and umbrellas.

Katlyn enjoys her birthday after donating her hair Katlyn enjoys her birthday after donating her hair The staff and party guests sang Happy Birthday and presented Katlyn with a coconut filled with her fa- vorite drink, sweet tea.

She was joined by her mommy, step-daddy, brother, Charlie, her Nanny and Papa Glynn, her Aunt Nina and many friends.

Katlyn is the daughter of David and Angel Gregors of Saint Simons Island and Jamie and Vickie West of Damascus. She is the granddaughter of Glynn and Jackie Clenny of Colquitt and Gary and Sharron West of Damascus. She is the greatgranddaughter of Mrs. Lyvonne Cox and Mrs. Mary Walton of Colquitt. She is the great-greatgranddaughter of Mrs. Lillian Richardson of Colquitt.

Her family is so proud of her for this wonderful act of charity.

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