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.
June 20, 2009
Chloe Poffenberger, 8, of Greencastle, Pa., decided on May 23 to cut her 10-inch ponytail so she could help others. The Locks of Love program makes wigs for children who have lost their hair due to illness.
August 15, 2009
Mina Foutch, 7, of Hagerstown, went to see Heather Parkin of Serendipity Salon in Funkstown recently to get her hair cut. Mina mailed her hair to Locks of Love to help others. It was her first time for donating to the program. She attends Potomac Heights Elementary School. She is the daughter of Michele and Robert Foutch. Locks of Love is a nonprofit organization that provides wigs for children who have lost their hair due to illness.
May 9, 2007
SMITHSBURG - Emma Worthington may not be the first youngster to contribute her hair to Locks of Love but the 11-year-old Smithsburg girl certainly can empathize with those who have lost their hair because of treatment for cancer. As shown in the "before" picture, Emma holds a picture of herself as she looked at age 5 when she was battling Rhabdomyosarcoma at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Emma recently had 10 1/2 inches of her hair cut for use in making wigs for cancer patients who have lost their hair, as she did six years ago. The "after" picture shows Emma with her new hairdo.
August 24, 2008
Randi Leydig, 12, has donated her hair to the Locks of Love program for the fifth time. The Smithsburg girl cut off a foot of her hair and now her hair is down to her shoulders. Her hair will be used to make wigs for children who have lost their hair due to a medical condition.
December 29, 2005
Mackenzie Riford, 12, had her hair cut Friday, donating her long blond hair to Locks of Love, a nonprofit group that makes wigs for financially disadvantaged children who have lost their hair because of illness. The haircut took place at Blondy and Company on Opal Court in Hagerstown. Hairstylist Sharon Ricker did the honors, and saved a foot-long pony tail of Mackenzie's hair. The hair will be shipped off to the charity. Mackenzie said she heard about the organization more than a year ago, and waited until this year for her hair to be long enough to donate.