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Laura Seitz, Deseret News
Emma DeGering, a kindergartner at the John Hancock Charter School in Pleasant Grove, is battling cancer. In a show of the support, the entire school wore green (Emma's favorite color) and schoolmate Andie Ramirez cut off her hair and will donate it to Locks of Love.

Jose Ramirez, left, talks to his daughter, Andie Ramirez, a second-grader at the John Hancock Charter School in Pleasant Grove, as Andie's mother, Ana Sanchez, and grandmother, Egda Sanchez, prepare to cut off her braid and donate it to Locks of Love during an event at the school.

Ramirez, who hasn't cut her hair since she was 2 years old, wanted to show her support for Emma DeGering, a schoolmate who is battling cancer and lost her hair due to chemotherapy.

Locks of Love is a nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.