There were a lot of tears and there was a lot of hair. No one knows which there was more of but La’ James International College student Madison Logan shed some of both at the recent Locks of Love event at Brody Middle School.
There are two types of teardrops. There are tears of sorrow and there are tears of joy. La’ James International College’s Madison Logan’s grandparents have had cancer two different times. Each time the cancer came, Madison cried the sad kind. But that’s not the end of this story… No way!
Madison’s grandparents have an incredible inner strength. They’ve each been fortunate enough to beat their illness back. And you better believe that each time they did, Madison shed giant tears of joy.
When LJIC asked Madison if she wanted ‘in’ on a recent Locks of Love event, she was inspired by her grandparents’ fighting spirit, so there was no way to keep Madison out.
The event was held at Brody Middle School in Des Moines. Locks of Love is a non-profit organization that helps financially disadvantaged kids with cancer get the highest quality hair prosthetics – wigs – when they need them.
The hair prosthetics are generally made from donated ponytails. The kids at Brody were kind enough to donate the hair, so Madison, along with some other students from LJIC, volunteered to cut it off for them.
“About 15-20 students gave hair,” says Madison, “It was emotional.”
Madison has shed tears of sorrow. She’s also been blessed enough to have shed tears of joy. When asked if she cried at the Locks of Love function and other events like it, Madison doesn’t miss a beat as she simply says, “Always.”
If you want to make a financial donation or a monetary gift to Locks of Love, please visit www.locksoflove.org.
“This is a cause that we feel strongly about helping,” says LJIC’s Director of Admissions Stephanie Wood. “Cancer is something that has affected nearly every one of us in some way. So when we were given the opportunity to help out, we jumped at it.”