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Someone 2 Know: Stephanie Guillen

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Stephanie Guillen is a lot like other six-year-olds. She loves to play soccer, and play in her toy kitchen, but for the last three years, she has done something most people have never done in their lives.

Her family says Stephanie has always been blessed with long, thick, beautiful hair. 

"Stephanie was born with a lot of hair to begin with," said Stephanie's mom, Graciela Puentes. 

She was also born with a beautiful heart. 

"Cancer is something when kids lose their hair," said Stephanie. "Yeah. It's not good."

Stephanie first donated her hair to locks of love when she was three, then again one year later. In fact, she hasn't gotten her hair cut in two years.

"Yes," said Graciela. "Yes she has been growing it for two years."

Stephanie says she does it, just because she wants to help kids with cancer. 

"Because I want to be  nice to them," said Stephanie. 

However, that kindness also comes with some fear. 

"I'm scared that some people in my school are not going to like it," she said. 

In early September, Stephanie and Graciela went to Salon 2000. It has been two years since the last time Stephanie got a hair cut. Each cut is one cut closer to making a big difference in somebody's life. Normally it takes between 11 and 16 hair cuts to make one wig. Stephanie cut that in half.

"With what we cut off, she has a half a wig here," said A.J Juarez with Salon 2000. "Her hair is so thick.

"I'm very proud of her," said Graciela. "That at her age, she understands the concept of giving to other people."

Stephanie's fear of what other people think is now gone. In fact, she likes it. It reminds her of Dora the Explorer. She encourages other kids to be courageous too. 

"Don't be afraid," she said. "It's just a cut. It's not going to hurt you."

"I hope that she does inspire other people," said Graciela. "It doesn't matter the age. Anybody can donate."

Here is a link to Locks of Love so you can learn more about what they do. 

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