Fifth Grader donates her hair to "Locks of Love"

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A Washington Math and Science Institute student showed her Christmas spirit on Friday.

Fifth grader Madison Jordan had her hair cut in front of her classmates.

The reason it's so special, she is donating the 12 inches to Locks of Love.

She tells NewsWest Nine when her friend recently lost his mother to cancer,  the idea came to her.

"Last year when my friend Nathan, his mom died.  I felt really bad, so I decided to grow my hair out and donate it to the Locks of Love.  So I did it today on my birthday," Jordan said.

Locks of Love in a non profit oranization that makes wigs out of real human hair for people that have lost their hair due to cancer, illness, or other injuries.