A donation—at last

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It took 18 months, but Hazel Pine had at last met her goal: having enough hair to make a donation to Hair Matters.

For a year and a half, Hazel, a 22-year-old from Cape Elizabeth, Maine, had been growing her hair out. “I’ve been wanting to donate my hair for a long time,” said the Hampshire College senior studying cognitive science and exercise science.

She was all smiles as she settled into the chair and felt the cape drape over her.

“Debby has been doing my hair since I was a junior in high school, so I’ve been hearing about Hair Matters for years,” she said. “I hadn’t had long hair in a long time. It seemed like a good time to grow it out and get the chance to make a donation.”

Hazel’s hair will go toward creating a wig or hairpiece. Hair donations are a critical piece of Hair Matters’ mission to offer a variety of services toaddress our clients’ needs.

For Hazel, the donation gave her an additional, unexpected boost.

“The cut is awesome,” said Hazel, who runs, rock climbs, and practices yoga. “I’m having so much fun with it.”

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