Little Girl With a Big Heart

By: Bill Martens
By: Bill Martens

She came in with lots and lots of hair, but now, thanks to her, some disadvantaged kids will have a boost in their self-esteem.
Seven-year-old Nikita Schave of Mosinee had 18 inches of hair. She's only had it cut once.
While you might think, "So what? It's just hair," it's a little more special to Nikita's mom, Janet.
"It's her life. Seven years of life, you know?"
And Janet has another reason to be proud of her daughter.
Nikita came up with the idea on her own of donating her hair to kids quite as fortunate as she is through the Locks of Love program, which makes hairpieces for those 18 and under suffering from long-term medical hair loss.
So why'd Nikita donate?
"Because I wanted to help someone with no hair," she answers.
When it was still long, Nikita says she used to actually sit on her hair.
Combing it wasn't much fun, either, but now those snags and snarles are things of the past, which seem to make Mom a little more comfortable.
"It'll be easier to take care of, more time in the morning, and now she can wear it down and not have to wear the pony tail all the time."
And somewhere, a lucky child will be thanking her for it.
For more information on the Locks of Love program, you can call their toll-free number at 1-888-896-1588.