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No more ’fro for ‘FroJoe’

BH-BL student donates hair to Locks of Love

Sara Neville, right, stands back to view the progress she made on cutting Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake senior Joe Girard’s hair.

Sara Neville, right, stands back to view the progress she made on cutting Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake senior Joe Girard’s hair. Photo by Rob Jonas.

— “There’s going to be devastation (at school Monday),” said Girard.

Girard kept his date with the clippers a closely guarded secret. The only people who knew Sunday was the fateful day was his family, the Nevilles and this Spotlight reporter.

“I’ve been trying to keep it on the down low,” said Girard. “I’ve been telling people I would get it done some time in the spring, but I didn’t know when.”

Girard said he didn’t know how losing his hair would affect his performance in terms of time, but he did know one effect it would have.

“I think it will be a pretty big relief (not having the afro) because it was getting in my eyes when I ran,” said Girard.

More importantly for Girard, the hair he had cut off will go to help people who lost their hair in the battle with cancer.

“Being a follower of Christ, I try to help people who need things,” said Girard.

It’s likely you’ll be able to find the people helped by Girard’s generosity. They’ll be the ones with the curly brown wigs standing straight up.

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