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A 'Locks of Love' Makeover

An 8-year-old Milford girl, Brooke Ferreira, turned in her signature "bum-length" hair for a shorter style, and donated the rest to Locks of Love, a group that provides hair to children suffering hair loss.

When Brooke Ferreira was a pre-schooler, she decided she wanted long hair. Slowly, steadily, she grew it out.

She went without a haircut for five years, until her hair turned from short bob to "bum-length," as her mother, Suzette, described.

It was her signature. Brooke didn't want to cut it.

Until last week. A friend at another second-grader, had donated her hair to Locks of Love, a non-profit group that collects donations of hair and gives them to children suffering from hair loss, from cancer and other diagnoses.

Brooke came home, excited about this idea.

"So that was it," Suzette Ferreira wrote. "Since last Thursday, she has hounded me to take her for a haircut so that she too could donate it."

On Tuesday, Ana Peniche at Plaza Barber Shop on Main Street gave Brooke her first haircut since 2008, removing a 12-inch-long ponytail.

And Brooke now has a very cute, shoulder-length style.

Hawk's Mom January 31, 2013 at 05:18 PM
Great job Brooke!! What a nice thing to do for someone else, and you look adorable!
MrMilford January 31, 2013 at 08:55 PM
Bravo!! So much hair will probably help many many kids who need it :)
Marsha January 31, 2013 at 10:30 PM
So proud of you Brooke for doing such a wonderful thing! You look beautiful with your new "do"!!
Danielle Horn January 31, 2013 at 11:11 PM
Well-done, Brooke; you did a wonderful thing! Your new cut looks awesome!
KD's February 01, 2013 at 01:52 AM
Congrats Brooke, You look BEAUTIFUL !!!

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