by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Carson Yon gets his head shaved at Sports Cave between posing for before-and-after photos.Carson Yon, a fourth-grader at Spring Mountain Elementary School in Happy Valley, got a buzz cut last month to donate the entire length of his 13-inch hair to Wigs for Kids.

by: SUBMITTED - Carson Yon's before photo.The 9-year-old has been growing his hair for three years while playing football on the Clackamas Cavs black-socks team. He got his haircut on Sept. 19 at Sports Cave on Sunnyside Road.

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Carson Yon's after photo.As soon as he left, he told his mother, Kari Yon, who kept a bit of it as a keepsake, “Let’s grow it out again.”

Adult members of the Yon family and their friends have lost their hair from cancer treatments. When Carson found out that kids could lose their hair, too, he decided to hold out until his locks were long enough to donate.

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