Inmate cuts hair for Locks of Love

HUNTINGTON, Ind. (WANE) – An inmate at the Huntington County Jail made the decision to cut his hair and donate it to Locks of Love in honor of his wife who has stage three cancer.

Axel Voght is serving time on theft related charges, but he said that doesn’t stop him from being a good man. He said while in jail, he thinks about helping children with cancer to honor his wife. She’s been battling cancer for a while. Voght said Sheriff Terry Stoffel approached him about getting his hair cut after growing it for two years. Once he found out where his hair was going, he decided on Friday to get it cut.

“He thought it would be a good idea for me, you know, to donate it to Locks of Love, to children with cancer,” he said. “[Stoffel] said it will do a good thing and it will help. It’ll make me feel good.”

Sheriff Stoffel said he joked with Voght last week about the haircut.

“Ripping him a little about why don’t you get your haircut while you’re out there walking around the grounds and stuff and look presentable,” said Sheriff Stoffel. “It might help you when you leave here.”

Voght took the joke and turned it into an opportunity to help Locks for Love. The organization is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis, according to its website.

Sheriff Stoffel sent Voght’s hair to Locks of Love Friday afternoon. Voght said he plans to keep the short hair look for a while. 

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