FEATURE - "Donating happiness and confidence one inch of hair at a time"

BOX ELDER COUNTY – By Cari Doutre – May 8, 2020


A true act of love and selflessness can come in many different forms.

While some prefer to help others by donating money, time, talents or by service, one Bear River Valley girl found exactly what she could do to help others.

Journee Parsons, 8, is a member of the Bear River Valley community. In fact, she comes from a long line of family generations in the area.

Journee is the daughter of Kevin and Mary Anne Parsons and has been taught the importance of helping others. So much so that she gave almost all she had - on her head that is.

To be exact, Journee donated 13-14 inches of her long golden hair to the organization Children with Hair Loss. Her reasonings for doing so were very impactful.

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“Journee said she wanted to donate her hair to kids that don’t have any hair to make them happy,” Mary Anne said.

Not only that, Journee knew exactly who she wanted to receive her newly cut hair.

“She wanted to give her hair to a foundation that offered wigs to more than just patients with cancer, so we donated to Children with Hair Loss. They offer free wigs to kids with all kinds of hair loss disorders,” Mary Anne said.

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Mary Anne waited until she knew Journee was serious about her desire to cut and donate over a foot of her own hair. Then the big day came.

A visit to Whitney Macfarlane at Insatiable Kare Salon on May 1, finalized Journee’s decision to donate her hair. There was no going back and it didn’t bother Journee in the least bit.

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Journee’s work was done, and it was going to make other children both happy and confident at the same time. That was all she wanted.

A simple act of love and selflessness from one girl in the Bear River Valley will go far in the world.

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