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Five-year-old Jessa Streich, who suffers from multiple health conditions, recently had her first haircut. The hair, cut by Sarah Eblen of Hair A'La More, was donated to Locks of Love. Also pictured is Jessa's mom, Tabitha. (Photo by Megan Radermacher)

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A child's first hair cut is a big deal. Not only for the child, but for the mother as well. In the case of Jessa Streich of Alexandria and her mother, Tabitha, it was a monumental moment.


Jessa is a 5-year-old who has suffered from countless health problems ever since she was born prematurely. Some of those problems are a mystery for the family and doctors.

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Tara Bitzan
Tara Bitzan is editor of the Echo Press. She joined the company in 1991 as a news reporter. A lifelong resident of Douglas County, Tara graduated from Brandon High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications and English with a minor in Scandinavian Studies from Moorhead State University. She and her husband, Dennis, and their children live near Alexandria.
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