Teacher makes cut for cancer


OKLAHOMA CITY – Western Heights students got a surprise at Bridgestone Intermediate Center Wednesday when one of their teachers made a unique cut for cancer.

Hearing scissors cut away her pony tail, middle school teacher Sohailah Stout jumped when she felt her hair fall.

“It’s kind of a scary thing I have to admit,” she said. “I haven’t had short hair since 1997 but that’s OK, it’s just hair.”

Just hair she cut in front of all her students as a gift to Locks of Love.

A child who lost his or her hair because of cancer or long-term illness will get a wig made out of her donation.

While making her generous donation, Stout thought of friends she lost to cancer.

“I can’t solve cancer; I’m not a scientist, I’m not in research,” she said. “I don’t have enough money to give but I can give my hair.”

She called on students to do the same.

All of them will have the chance to cut their hair for a gift of love on Valentine’s Day.

“I think kids need to understand that they can make a difference,” fellow teacher, Ernest Christiansen, said.

So with a simple snip, Stout hopes to see a lot more locks leave her school.

“I’m happy. Hopefully it will be something good for a kid,” she said.

To learn more about donating to Locks of Love, click here.