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Rapunzel's Love by spicysteweddemon Rapunzel's Love by spicysteweddemon
Rapunzel gives her hair up for a good cause.

For those of you not familiar, Locks of Love is a non profit organization that takes human hair and fashions hair pieces for children who cannot grow their own hair due to illnesses such as leukemia or cancer.

Here is their mission statement:
To return a sense of self, confidence and normalcy to children suffering from hair loss by utilizing donated ponytails to provide the highest quality hair prosthetics to financially disadvantaged children.

The hairdresser pictured in the background is my sister. She is pretty much my hero. She owns her own salon, is a mother, has a monogram business, recovers furniture, and still finds time to spend with charities and run Junior Auxiliary. She makes us all look lazy.

Her birthday was August 2nd and this past week she went to the doctor. She has been diagnosed with rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis, which is very painful on her hands and feet. Please remember her while she copes with this hardship. I know she won't let it get her down!
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ScarletandLunaRcool Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*hugs* I hope your sister'll be alright.
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JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This makes me smile! I've donated my hair a few times to Locks of Love! It's the best feeling knowing that it'll help others!
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reensdragon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:3 This just made me smile 

When I was younger I also had really long hair, all the way to my butt, and when I heard about this Locks for Love I begged my mom to let me give my hair away. Mom a agreed only cause it was for a good cause but it was an awesome thing. :3

I don't know if I'm ever gonna grow my hair that long again, its been short ever since, but if I did I would do this all over again. :3

and seriously... if Rapunzel was real imagine all the wigs they could make! :3 
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ToaTepsak Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is so cool...I donate each year to this so this is a really neat picture to me :)
And also...may I just steal you and make draw things for me everyday? :D I saw your Disney Candy Girls and they're all just sooo cute~
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AnaxErik4ever Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Writer
Yes. We have an event called Buzz for Change at my school that donates to Locks of Love, or a similar charity, every year.
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spicysteweddemon Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
aww, thats so sweet
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emericcson123 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwwwww. I have so much love for this piece. I've donated to Locks of Love twice now, and Rapunzel is one of my most favorite princesses of all time. This actually is what I thought of when I saw her in the movie cut her hair off, haha. My mom's fellow teacher had a daughter that passed away from childhood leukemia as a teenager, so donating has always been special to our family. This is a great idea. :)
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AnneHairball Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student General Artist
I can see Rapunzel donating her hair. I also see the hair still having a bit of magic in it and curing the kids that get wigs from it.
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spicysteweddemon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
awwwwww, so sweet!
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elphieofkiamoko Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D I gave my hair to locks of love! This is great >w<
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spicysteweddemon Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's great! I'm sure they really appreciated it
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moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
It was for a good cause.:aww:
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ShadowsAndLight Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student General Artist
B'awwww, this is such a cute piece, especially when you consider the meaning behind it.
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Geekygirl43 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Actually it's best that you don't give any hair to locks of love. If you must know their are a ton of requirements for your hair to make the cut, and over 80% of their donations are sold.
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Melrosie Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
I donated my hair for the second time a little more than a month ago. It's a wonderful feeling! I LOVE this art piece :)
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HikariMichi Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student General Artist
I hope it goes well for your sister!
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Suzie-Guru Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
I've donated to Locks of Love myself, and this is very powerful and beautiful - Rapunzel would *totally* do something like this =)

Also, your sister sounds like a total Ace - major kudos to her, and I'll definitely keep her in my thoughts as she goes through this rough period. Best of luck to her!
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TheRoseofGrace Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your sister will be in my thoughts. I know she must be a wonderful person. Great picture and God bless.
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Queen-Ceilidh Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
That is so cute! Rapunzel is such a giving soul and your sister sounds like a whirlwind of amazingness! She has my admiration and best wishes. I have also donated my hair, although I donated mine to Beautiful Lengths and plan to do it again before fall.
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Chexednut Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would recommend aquatic treatment for her, aka, swimming. Even if she just gets into a pool and walks around, the gentle beat of the water will help with the pain.
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spicysteweddemon Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Ill let her know!
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Chexednut Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. I wish you and her happy days in the quick and upcoming future. :hug:
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Xanderlicous Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Interesting concept (ie Rapunzel giving as opposed to the film version)...

I gave my hair twice to Locks of Love. If I ever cut off a lot again I'll definitely do it a third time. I feel obligated because I'm a redhead and if I had needed a wig due to illness as a child, I would hope that there was another person with a similar hair color donating. But of course they need any color! I also have arthritis so big hug to your sister. It makes everything diificult, but it sounds like she can handle it.
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yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderful cause ! for the little children with leukemia or cancer
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mooo-o Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
your sister is the best!
she's too badass for this to get her down!!!!!
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WidowShark Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've given to Locks of Love a couple times now. It's a great organization!

Great picture, by the way.

And I'm sending good thoughts to your sister. :)
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JewelFortune Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just donated my hair for the first time with a friend... I was worried about cutting my hair short since the last cut I did didn't go too well... But I managed to chop off 15 inches thanks to the lovely stylists who know how to utilize what they have! Best of health to you're sister!
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Psychotic-but-Cute Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
My mother has both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, so I understand what both of you are going through. It has become much harder for her to do ordinary things that I've never even thought about.
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Snow10101 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
This is insanely cute. I donated my hair for the first time in third grade, and next time my hair lengthens out, it'll be my fourth! :)
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Boobear96 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is amazing and a great contribution for everyone (and awarness) at L.o.L. Nice job :D
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amurana Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
I donated my hair to them! It was one of the best feelings ever. I even got a card months later saying thankyou from the girl who ended up with it! I tell anyone with long hair about it. XD
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grumperpants Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Locks of love is amazing! When I was fifteen, I had my hair cut for the first time in a decade. After the split ends, it was over 26 inches of useable hair. Excellent spirit for an image of Rapunzel!
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tigris-solemn Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] Is a really good page about it.
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tigris-solemn Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually Locks of love isn't as good as they make themselves out to be, they SELL the hair to those in need. If you really want to do something like what they say they do make sure you donate it to the american cancer society instead or another group like that. Make sure your doing your research. I found out after a friend donated her hair cause one of our friends had cancer and we were horrified.
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TheLovelyChemist Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
I've donated hair a few times! I gotta let mine grow out a bit more before I cut it so I can donate it again :3
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LaggyCreations Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is a really awesome way to promote that program. Good for you, and very well drawn.

However, you may want to tweak your sister's expression a little. Her smile looks slightly evil, haha.
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Zimeta Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
I've donated my hair to Locks of Love once. Unfortunately I haven't let it grow long enough to donate again, but it felt really good doing it. :) Hopefully someone is enjoying my hair.

Great picture, too! Very vibrant.
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monikoko Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
You could also promote Rapunzel project. They help to keep your hair while under a chemotherapy. It's possible to do so but not many people are educated about it.
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ElizabethBeals Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional
Best wishes and Positive vibes for your sister <3

Locks of love is wonderful, I've donated my hair 3 times, hopefully a 4th by next summer <3
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CicadaOkami Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
You have an awsome sister :D!
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