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McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize...More >>
McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the...More >>
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It's a crime that continues to generate anger and disbelief in Montgomery and beyond- the destruction of the home of Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks. The case took center stage this Labor Day at an annualMore >>
The community is uniting to help catch the criminals who desecrated a piece of Montgomery history. The vandalism of Rosa Parks' home angered many across the city and hundreds have donated in an effort to help find those responsible. Crimestoppers is hoping a bigger reward will crack the case.More >>
DECATUR, AL (WAFF) -
Ella Kate Anderson is four years old. As a Cystic Fibrosis patient, she knows she has special needs.
And she has a very special friend, 3-year-old Ava, who has needs of her own.
"She doesn't have any hair 'cause she has Leukemia," said Ella Kate.
Her mom, Shannon Anderson, said it's a simple concept.
"We've always tried to teach Ella Kate that it's good to give," said Shannon.
Ella Kate is donating her own hair, in Ava's honor, so that someone like her friend can have a wig, while fighting a deadly disease.
"I guess she got her first cut around one. And we decided to let it grow and whenever we found out about Ava, we decided that giving her hair to Locks of Love would be a way for her to give back when so many people have given so much for her," said Shannon.
As the mother of a child with health needs, Shannon and her husband know how much the action of others helped Ella Kate during a health struggle.
"We have always been surrounded by wonderful friends and family who have been very supportive of us and our cause, and so that is something that we have wanted to teach Ella Kate - that it's very important to give back to others when you can," she said.
With just a few snips, Ella Kate knows her pretty locks will be a big help to another person, maybe someone like her friend.
Even at age 4, Ella Kate is making such a difference. She's learning a lot about life, love and giving back in Bobby's Bama.