Students give special gift of love

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Western Heights students gathered to give a gift of love on Valentine's Day unlike any other.

Hair in hand, Katelyn Fisher laughed in excitement.

Ten inches of her hair was cut and donated to Locks of Love.

"I was thinking, 'Oh my gosh, this is so cool,'" Fisher said.

She wasn't alone.

One after another, her classmates at Bridgestone Intermediate cut their hair.

They were inspired after seeing their teacher cut her hair in Dec. for Locks of Love.

She challenged them to do the same.

Fourteen students and five teachers cut their hair which will be made into wigs for children with a long-term illness or cancer.

A significant donation that Locks of Love said can give a child a sense of normalcy in a time of sickness.

That was reason enough for Principal Jennifer Colvin to join the crowd in the cut off.

"We are just thankful for any opportunity to give to the cause either helping them have hair or helping them in their cure," Colvin said.

A sight that touched Colvin more was her students stepping up.

At just 11 years old, Fisher never knew she could give so much.

"I feel like I've done something good," Fisher said.

To learn more about Locks of Love and how you can help, click here.