Grab the tissues. Emily let her Uncle Matthew cut her hair in an effort to help children with cancer.

Here in the NaturallyCurly community we talk a lot about caring for our curls, nurturing them, getting them to shine, bounce and last.

However, it is important not to get too caught up in our hair

GASP! Yep, I said it. We are so much more than our hair and sometimes it's okay to let it go. Shameless Maya demonstrated this last year with the world watching. The curly vlogger selflessly planned to donate her curly hair to Locks of Love.

Well this is a concept Emily, a 3 year old girl in Ontario, Canada, already understands. Emily's hair may not be naturally curly but we could all learn a lesson or two from her. Earlier this year little Emily decided that she wanted to cut her hair and donate it to kids that were living with cancer and had no hair at all. She recognized that there were some that needed the hair more than she did.

I caught up with Emily and her mom, Amy, to follow up on her adventure and the aftermath of her viral video that has inspired countless around the world.

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Writer Kala is the founder of the blog, The KG Lifestyle. Check it out for more hair, beauty, and lifestyle motivation! You can follow her on Instagram @TheKGLifestyle.

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