Making A Difference: Family Surprises Grandma Diagnosed With Cancer

Posted at 2:22 PM, Jul 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-04 14:22:51-04

GRANT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Many patients with cancer choose to cut their hair before they begin chemotherapy, and one Northern Kentucky woman was dreading cutting off her beautiful blonde locks. Her family surprised her by cutting off their own hair to make her a wig. 

Every three weeks on the dot, Tina Ensinger would go to an appointment at Teazers Hair Salon, but the most recent hair appointment was not one she was really looking forward to.

"This was her final cut. We had talked before she shaved or lost her hair, to go for a short cut," said Ensinger’s daughter Cole Henson. 

"I was standing in the shower for an hour washing and conditioning the hair that I know was getting ready to go," said Ensinger.

Knowing how emotional the day would be, Ensinger’s entire family surprised her at the salon and let her know she was not going to be the only person getting a haircut that day.

"As a family, we decided to all cut our hair and give it to my mother to create a wig for her chemo treatments," said Henson. 

The idea originally started off with her grandson, Miles, who had planned to donate his hair to someone random.

"I think it kind of started out because I didn’t want to get it cut. But then I actually started thinking about it and I decided I would like to donate it to wigs for kids," said Miles Henson.

Now, Miles will donate his hair to his Mimi, and so will his sister and so will his mom. His dad and grandpa even chipped in as well.

"It’s unbelievable that people can have so much love in their hearts. I’ve begged them not to cut their hair. I love their hair. But this is what they want to do," said Ensinger.