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Ginger Locks of Love

Okay so I know I posted wednesday about my dad and this may seem a little repetitive but I swear it’s a really cute story! You know your dad’s an awesome guy when he grows his hair out long enough to donate to children who suffer from long term medical hair loss.

Five years ago this October my dads best friend lost his life to cancer. Losing somebody you love and care about is one of the most difficult things a person can endure especially in the middle of their life. My dad got a tattoo as a remembrance for his friend Jim, visits him at his grave and constantly keeps his spirit living through photos and memories.

About three years ago my dad decided that in honor of Jim as well as other people suffering with this horrible disease all around the world, he was going to do something not many 50 year olds can do – grow out his hair and donate it. Locks of Love┬áis an organization that that makes wigs for children under the age of 21 – their hair has to be ten inches long and in a ponytail before it is cut and sent in. It’s funny because it’s not every day you see one of your friends fathers with hair longer than their ears. His hair is longer than some of my friend’s. He may get funny looks and silly harassment from outsiders who think he’s a total weirdo and going through a midlife crisis because his hair is so long, but that didn’t stop him along his journey.

On thursday of next week my dad will be cutting and donating his hair after a long three years. I’m proud of him for fulfilling this goal of wanting to change somebody’s life so drastically. I know the recipient is going to LOVE the bright orange, curly hair they receive and hopefully it means as much to them as the experience did to my dad.

I mean honestly, who wouldn’t want this as their new hair? I know I would…and i’m i’m not just being bias!

Ginger flow. Killin’ it pops

Dad

I am a readhead, you all know that, so naturally I get my flawless locks from a member of my family – that person is my father, Ken. My dad is the best guy I know and I love him more than anything! He is literally the coolest ginger that has ever walked the face of the earth and there is no doubt about it. Ken is so funny, laid back, and just the best dad any gingkin could wish for.

Now that I’ve rubbed it in everyone’s face how my dad is better than theirs, I think this story will pretty much convince you all that he is. Last night Ken was at the Red Sox game – shout out to all you bostonians out there – sitting directly next to the dugout. That alone is unreal. He literally could reach right on in and give somebody a big ole’ ging hug if he wanted too. He was texting me pictures of Pedroia, Ortiz, and even some of the managers all night obviously to rub it in my face that he was totally killin’ it at the game. I have met Youkilis before so this didn’t really phase me to an extent, especially since they were losing. It wasn’t until my dad sent me this picture that I really got jealous.

If you aren’t a Boston sports fan you deserve to burn in hell (just kidding…but really) and you probably have no idea who this is. This beautiful man standing next to my father – my dad being the ginger on the left…not that obvious – is none other that Milan Lucic. He plays for the Boston Bruins and is literally a god. This picture is gold. Ken completely owning the entire thing because his hair is phenomenal – mind your he is 57 and still has the ging-fro – and Lucic is just straight reppin the sox even after the bruins devastating loss just last week. That’s what Boston is about. Unity, and gingers…minus the gingers.

God damn you dad. #longhairdontcare

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