Rian Ignasiak, an eight year old student at Lakes Elementary School, spent ten months growing out her hair in order to donate it to children suffering from hair loss. On June 13, she donated nine inches of locks. When not in school, the fourth-grader’s interests include being a member of the competitive dance team for Dance Dimensions, as well as being a member of the West Michigan Youth Ballet. She is looking forward to the Ballet’s upcoming performance of the Nutcracker in December. When Rian isn’t dancing, she loves to read, ride her bike and play with her dog, Rock-Z.
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