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Hair straight from the heart
by Kenda Nelson
Oct 03, 2011 | 1243 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Sidney Horner, 8, of Woodsboro makes her second hair donation to Locks of Love.
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WOODSBORO — Sidney Horner learned about Locks of Love from a friend when she was 5. She immediately told her mother she wanted to donate her long golden hair.

DeeAnn Jochetz cut her hair and the donation was made. A few days later in H-E-B, a mother of a child who had suffered with cancer, knelt down in the middle of the aisle in front of Sidney.

“She hugged Sid and explained how meaningful her gift was,” said Amy Horner, Sidney’s mother. “It was very touching.”

Now, three years later and with 12 more inches of blond hair to spare, the eight-year-old wants to do it again.

“It makes me feel proud to help the kids that have their hair falling out,” she said.

The Woodsboro third-grader reminded her mother several times to “call DeeAnn, Mom. Just do it.”

“So we did,” Amy said.

DeeAnn, who is now the owner of R&R Massage and no longer cuts hair, made an exception.

On Saturday, Sidney donated her hair for a second time.

Sidney didn’t tell her classmates why she got her hair cut. They received a surprise Monday morning— Sid without her long ponytail.

Like most kids her age, Sidney likes to ride her bike, play with her friends and cook. She also loves to sing to every animal she finds – from lizards to horses.

Though she has never personally had a friend who has lost hair as a result of cancer treatments, her heart tells her it’s the right thing to do.

She is the daughter of Mitchell and Amy Horner of Woodsboro.

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