Connellsville girl makes 2nd donation to Locks of Love
By Marilyn Forbes
Published: Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
When Taylor Cable, 12, of Connellsville decided two years ago that she was tired of her long brown hair and wanted it cut, she not only received a new look but the satisfaction that she was able to help another young person somewhere who needed a little boost.
Cable decided to donate her cut hair to an organization called Locks of Love.
“I had said that I wanted to get my hair cut, and some girls in my Girl Scout troop said about Locks of Love,” Cable said. “So I decided to do it.”
Now the selfless young lady decided to donate a second time when her hair grew out.
“We have been coming on a regular basis to get her hair measured and the ends cut and straightened,” said Linda Howard, her grandmother. “She wanted it to be nice when is was long enough.”
Locks of Love is a public nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 who are suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. The group meets a unique need for children by using donated hair to produce the highest-quality hair prosthetics, according to its website.
Taylor went to Tangles in Connellsville to get her hair cut and donated. Owner Beverly Striner said she has seen a few others over the years come to her establishment to donate.
“I really think that it's a great program,” Striner said of Locks of Love. “It's nice to see people do this.”
Taylor, who is active in Cadet Girl Scout Troop 53101 from Connellsville, earned a special badge for her first time donating and will receive a second badge for participating again.
Taylor said several girls in her troop followed her example and donated their hair.
“A couple girls in my troop said, ‘Hey, I want to do it now,' ” she said.
Taylor will be attending junior high this year, sporting her new look.
“I like it,” she said of her shoulder-length hair.
“”I think that this is a very generous thing for her to do,” Howard said. “It's something that she wanted to do, and it's a really nice way for her to be able to help other kids. I think that it's just great.'
Taylor is the daughter of Kourtney Cable and the late William Cable. Her grandparents are Linda Howard and Sue Harvey.
Marilyn Forbes is a contributing writer.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Connellsville junior ROTC program a training ground
- FAA pushes for upgrades to Fayette airport
- WVU students aim for billiards record to help Make-A-Wish
- Southmoreland seniors to don caps and gowns June 4
- Geibel musical director enjoys ‘group of very talented dancers’
- Troop cuts worry vets in Fayette
- Geibel 3-sport star enjoys tapping onstage
- Connellsville rec board making plans for summer
- W.Va. woman in high-speed Fayette chase sentenced to 7 to 14 years
- Former public defender sues Fayette County officials over firing