Shelton boy donates hair to cancer kids


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Eli Elliott of Shelton had his hair braided, shorn and donated to young cancer patients as part of the Wigs for Kids program.

Eli Elliott of Shelton turns 6 this week, and until a week and half ago, his hair had never been cut beyond a trim.

Two Saturdays ago, Eli's mother, Amanda Elliott, braided his elbow-long hair and cut it off at KSB Salon in Shelton, where she is a master stylist.

Eli said he was inspired by a video on the nonprofit Wigs for Kids and wanted to give his locks "to kids who have cancer and don't have any hair anymore."

He winked at his grandmother, Angela Bonds, during the haircut, and pronounced the result "nice."

"It dries faster, and I can comb my hair faster," he said.

What's left of Eli's...

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