CHEEKTOWAGA, NY -- The family of six brothers and their mother decided to grow their hair and then chop it off.
WKBW reporter Cierra Johnson said the family chopped off their hair to be donated to a cause close to their hearts.
It's often the first thing you notice about a person. Whether it's blonde and curled, covered with a cap or even loc'd or braided, it's safe to say hair is part of a person's identity.
For the Kannisto boys of Cheektowaga, New York, their hair was just that.
The Kannisto family was known for their locks and the fact that the family is full of multiples with a set of twins and triplets.
So neighbors and classmates were shocked to find out the six boys and mom, Phoebe, made a drastic decision.
At the Hizair Salon in North Tonawanda, New York, the salon's owner, Sue, was given the task of cutting the Kannisto family's hair.
The family agreed that their mane would best be served on someone without one.
In all, 17 feet of hair was mailed to Children with Hair Loss, an organization that makes wigs for children battling an array of conditions free of charge.
Now, this family is almost unrecognizable, but it's safe to say what's on the inside hasn't gone anywhere. null
New York family donates 17 feet of hair