Monday, February 05, 2007

Little Things

Sometimes little things have a big impact.

When Meredith was six years old and in a coma, the hospital nurses wanted to shave her head. Her long hair was a tangled mess, full of junk from the accident and all the tests she had had. Meredith’s mom explained to the nurses that her six-year-old daughter was going for the Guinness world record for longest hair. Meredith loved her hair; it was very important to her.

Two nurses then spent the next two nights painstakingly removing the junk, snarls, and tangles from this little girl's hair. Her head was never shaved, and when she woke up from her coma six weeks later, Meredith still had her long hair.

Meredith is extremely grateful and appreciative for the nurses’ caring efforts. She has a message for those nurses, "Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

Recognizing the difference the little things make, Meredith now donates her hair to Locks of Love, an organization that makes human hair wigs for children who have lost their hair.

1 comment:

seahorse said...

That's the most beautiful thing I've read today