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    MERRITT ISLAND -- People used to stop Connor Chambers as he went into public restrooms, trying to redirect him to the women's room.

    Others mistakenly told him what a pretty little girl he was, while some criticized the 10-year-old Merritt Island boy for growing his cornsilk hair to his mid-back.

    But many changed their tune when Connor told them about his mission to honor his best friend, Sarah Pochy, who died of brain cancer more than three years ago.

    Connor cut his long, blond mane Saturday and donated it to Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that makes hairpieces for children.



    Connor saw a segment on television about Locks of Love and asked his parents if he could grow out his hair.

    The process took more than a year and a half. Connor's hair was longer than normal in the Chambers' family pictures from Christmas 2006, his mother Penny Chambers said.

    And it didn't come without comments from the peanut gallery.

    People often mistook Connor for a girl, his father, Bill Chambers said. During a recent golf trip with his dad and brother, Connor's golf swing drew a compliment from an unknowing course attendant: "Nice drive, little lady!"

    But Connor said that the slips never bothered him, and even though a few people still told him he needed a haircut, most were supportive when they heard about his mission.

    Children backed him the most, giving him friendly nicknames such as "Goldie Locks."

    But all of it ended Saturday.

    Connor squeezed his eyes shut as family friend and former hairstylist Patti Stephens snipped off the thick ponytail.

    Friends and family cheered as Connor held up the 12 inches of hair that once streamed down his back.

    "They won't call me Barbie anymore," he said with a wide grin.

    Sarah's parents sat in the front row of the crowd of 20 people who watched Connor's first haircut -- trimmed close to his neck and tapered to meet the inch-long hair on top -- in more than a year and a half.

    "I'm glad he's remembering her in a positive way," Sarah's mother, Jennifer Pochy said. "She would just be tickled by this."
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    Quote Originally Posted by LibraryLady View Post
    Nice to see he "manned up". Maybe he'll get used to it.

    OT - Amazingly a ten year dictates to his parents the length of his hair.
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    Theo,did you read the story?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theophilus View Post
    Nice to see he "manned up". Maybe he'll get used to it.

    OT - Amazingly a ten year dictates to his parents the length of his hair.
    When we just look at the pictures, we reach the wrong conclusions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theophilus View Post
    OT - Amazingly a ten year dictates to his parents the length of his hair.
    You did read the whole thing, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LibraryLady View Post
    Theo,did you read the story?
    No. I missed the details from the articles title;


    Boy grows hair long, cuts it for lost friend


    I applaud what he did it was very noble on his part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theophilus View Post
    Yes and I applaud what he did it was very noble on his part.
    Hopefully you see it has nothing to do with "manning up" or "dictating to his parents".
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    Hopefully you see it has nothing to do with "manning up"
    Actually it has a lot to do with "manning up."
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    Not cutting his hair. Growing it for the purpose he did is very mature and commendable.
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    Wow. What an incredibly heart warming story. Amazing.



    (and it's in Florida!)
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