Ohio 5th-grader has 1st haircut to aid burned girl

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LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- A teacher and a fifth-grader at a southern Ohio school are warming hearts with their willingness to help a younger girl who suffered severe burns and scalp damage in a kitchen fire.

The Portsmouth Daily Times (http://bit.ly/y2CfsC ) reports the story started with an idea from teacher Stacey Riber of Valley Elementary School in Lucasville. She brought together a student in need and one who could help.

Fifth-grader Madie Jarvis had been reluctant to cut her waist-length locks but decided to let a stylist trim her hair for the first time last week so a Westerville salon can use it to help make a wig for third-grader Kansas Waugh.

Kansas says she thinks the wig will help her feel more comfortable.

Madie says she feels like she did something good.

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Information from: Portsmouth Daily Times, http://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com