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Teen donates hair for the 3rd time

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INDIAN TRAIL, NC (WBTV) -

Kalina Mackay got the idea when she was just 4 years old after watching a news story about Locks of Love. It was right on the heels of her best friend Kara being diagnosed with cancer.

"She had to go through treatments and lose all her hair and she had to wear a wig," said Kalina.

While Kalina couldn't grow her hair fast enough to help her friend replace hers, by the time she was 7, she donated her first 10 inches of hair.

When she was 10, she did it again.

Friday afternoon, Kalina donated her hair for the 3rd time to help people who may have lost their hair to an illness. Kalina's mother Bev says she's not planning on stopping now.

"I'm thinking she'll get to prom with her long hair and then cut it just before she goes to college."

Kalina's friend Kara is now cancer free.

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