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Whitestown firefighter donates hair to children with hair loss

Steven Ross took some time off for an injury to grow out his hair.
Credit: Whitestown Fire Department
Whitestown Firefighter Steven Ross grew his hair out to donate it to children with hair loss.

WHITESTOWN, Ind. — A Whitestown firefighter used some down time on the job to finish a very important charitable project he's been working toward: donating his hair to children in need.

Steven Ross is a firefighter with the Whitestown Fire Department. The department posted on Facebook Thursday, sharing his generous effort.

"When an unexpected injury caused him to be off shift for a while, he was able to extend the project a little longer," the department wrote. "Today it came to an end and he will be donating the harvest to Children With Hair Loss in Michigan."

Ross posed while holding his forearm-length locks.

Children With Hair Loss is an organization that provides human hair wigs for children who have suffered hair due to cancer treatment, alopecia, or otherwise, free of charge.