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Love goes beyond their locks

April 16, 2008

WILLIAMSPORT - Connected by their membership in Faith Christian Fellowship at 16726 Lappans Road, the Wolford and Horst families have bonded in a special way.

You could say they are Locked in Love.

"We have all attended for years and although we are growing, we are so much like family," Ginger Wolford said.

A fund called the Isaiah Fund exists for donations for the family of young Isaiah Horst, who has been dealing with medical problems. Although a bone marrow transplant was successful so far, a permanent amount of nerve damage was done to Isaiah's legs and he is in a wheelchair.

On Tuesday, it was learned that Isaiah is going to have spinal surgery Thursday. The rods that are in his back will be removed so his spine can be fused, giving him a straight back.

When two of Wolford's daughters, Hailey, 9, and Natalie, 10, expressed an interest in "selling their hair" to help Isaiah, Ginger Wolford explained that it doesn't work that way.

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Still, the girls and Ginger Wolford decided the next best thing would be to each grow their own hair at least 10 inches each, then donate it to Locks of Love, a program where donated hair is used to make hairpieces for cancer patients who have lost their own hair.

The hair growing began last June.

With the help of friend Wanda Brown, the hair cutting occurred recently, as can be seen in this photo showing Ginger Wolford and Brown in the back row, and Hailey and Natalie in front - holding their hair for Locks of Love.

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