Ella Shae Horton Ludden, of Freedom and China, was sitting at home one day while her mom, Michelle, was brushing her hair. Ella hates to have her hair brushed, according to her grandmother, Beverly Ludden, and it was while having her hair brushed that day that young Ella happened to see an advertisement for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Ella told her mom she wanted to donate some of her hair, so Michelle called Sam Miles of Miles of Styles in Waldo and set up an appointment for Ella to get her hair cut. Ella donated her cut hair to the Locks of Love program. “I guess she didn’t like the spray bottle,” observed grandma Beverly in a note to the paper. “A lollipop helped [her] to set still.” PHOTO COURTESY OF BEVERLY LUDDEN