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May 2020 – In the Navy for 24 years, Fernando Trujillo got a haircut every two weeks to meet military regulations. Back on civilian soil, he avoided haircuts altogether for six years. But his brother’s promotion in the New Mexico National Guard led Trujillo back to a barber’s chair so he could participate in his brother’s ceremony. He had another good reason.
He donated his 28-inch mane of graying hair to Hair We Share, a nonprofit charity, which turned his hair into wigs for cancer patients.
Trujillo said he hopes his gift will help recipients retain a bit of dignity in their challenging circumstances. The veteran is himself a cancer survivor, having undergone surgery to remove a tumor from the roof of his mouth in 2012.