Twins, 11, get first real haircuts to help kids undergoing cancer treatments
Patti Sells | News-Telegram Feature Editor

August 10, 2006 - Courtney and Tiffney Goldsmith, twin 11-year-old daughters of Tonya Goldsmith and the late Michael Goldsmith of Saltillo, donated more than 24 inches of hair to Locks of Love, which provides hair prosthetics for children with long-term medical hair loss. 

The girls had never had their hair cut, other than trims, before deciding to snip their manes for the charity, according to their mother.

"I am really proud of them for making this choice to help someone else," she said.

Courtney was inspired after seeing photographs of a little girl going through cancer treatments. Her twin sister decided to join in because she had hair to spare for those who don't have any.

The family contacted Janeen at Janeen's Country Cottage for more information, and scheduled an appointment.

According to Tonya,  on the way to get their first real hair cut, Courtney told Tiffney she wanted her to go first so she could see what she was going to look like before she cut her own. Thinking the new "do" looked cute, Courtney was ready and willing when it came her turn.

"I thought I was going to cry," said Tonya. "They are even more beautiful with short hair, knowing that they did this so someone else could have hair."

For more information about Locks of Love, go to:

www.locksoflove.org/donate_hair.php

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