Vim & Vigor - Winter 2013 - Gwinnett Medical Center - (Page 52)

Emily Linares brings her mother, Morena, and father, Luis, to Gwinnett Medical Center so the ladies can donate their hair to Locks of Love. Emily Linares cuts the hair of her mother, Morena, with help from Jennifer Griffin, a licensed cosmetologist and appearance specialist and a patient resource navigator. Heads Hope FULL OF Mother and daughter donate their hair to a nonprofit organization that benefits children 52 WINTE R 2 013 S triving to help others is nothing new for 15-yearold Emily Linares, who comes to Gwinnett Medical Center to donate her hair to Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that provides custom hairpieces for children. The Central Gwinnett High School student, who began donating in the fi fth grade, is an active participant in her community and is passionate about helping others. She donates her hair to Locks of Love to help provide for children who suffer from long-term hair loss for medical reasons, including autoimmune disorders and cancer. "I really enjoy donating my hair, because I love to think that it will make a sick kid feel happy one day," Emily says. "It is so upsetting to think that kids have to lose their hair, and by cutting mine it gives them a chance to feel normal." Emily's passion for continually helping those in need inspired her mother, Morena Linares, to grow out her

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Winter 2013 - Gwinnett Medical Center

Vim & Vigor - Winter 2013 - Gwinnett Medical Center
Phil’s Feature
Heartfelt Purpose
Not Too Busy to Beat Cancer
Got Excuses?
Managing Your Health with a DIY Tool Kit
Is It the Stress Talking?
The Wonderful World of Greens
Knee-to-Know Basics
On the Cover
Run for Your Life
14 Good-for-You Gifts
Special Delivery
Virtual Health
PrimeTime Health
Inspired Giving
Heads Full of Hope
Out of the White
Transforming Healthcare

Vim & Vigor - Winter 2013 - Gwinnett Medical Center