Inch by inch, Franklin resident Art Buesch has grown out his hair in the name of charity for the last four years, and on April 12 he finally had it chopped off. What Buesch had cut from his hair was then donated to Locks of Love, an organization that provides hairpieces to disadvantaged children suffering from medical hair loss.
It all began when Buesch's girlfriend (and now wife), Leslie, cut her hair for the same cause. “She had donated hers and I asked her since I had curly hair did they think they would want it, and she said 'sure.'.” He and his wife Lesley got married on March 21, after being together since Spring of 2005.
Buesch teaches developmental mathematics at Southwestern Community College's Macon Campus. he said after getting his ears lowered, he might consider growing his hair again. “I'll figure it out once it comes time for another haircut.”
“People are always wanting to make a difference and they don't know how, but it can be something as simple as growing their hair out for somebody they don't even know,” said Buesch. “It doesn't have to be money or time. You don't have to change the world all at once--you can do it one person at a time.”