Local woman donates hair to Wigs for Kids

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Bethany Capps before and after she cut 12 inches off and donated her hair to Wigs for Kids.

A local woman hopes to inspire others to make a difference after she donated her hair to be made into a wig for a sick child.

Bethany Capps of Flower Mound said she has always kept her hair long, but during a recent conversation her mother, Nicole Capps, asked her if she’d considered donating her hair.

“I thought it was a really good idea,” Bethany said. “I’ve never had short hair, it’d be so different for me but I decided I’d take the risk for a good cause.”

Bethany, a Flower Mound High School grad and junior at the University of Oklahoma, said she researched different organizations that take hair donations and found Wigs for Kids, a nonprofit that provides wigs to children who have lost their hair from cancer treatments and other medical issues.

Last month, Bethany visited a local salon for a drastic change. Twelve inches of her red hair were donated, and after the hour-and-a-half appointment, Bethany walked out with a bob. She said she felt happy knowing her donation would go to help a sick child. Also, “physically, I felt a few pounds lighter.”

Since the haircut, Bethany said she’s been able to talk to a lot of people about the cause, and hopefully has inspired others to make donations of their own.

“It’s so simple, it’s just getting a haircut, but it makes a huge impact,” Bethany said.

Wigs for Kids requests hair donations of at least 12 inches in length. For more information, click here.

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