Joanna McAfee was born in Warner Robins.
She would have turned 14 in April of this year. A rare and aggressive form of cancer, called Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma, took her life in 2005, after a two-year struggle with the disease.
But that wasn't the end of her story.
Girls who could have been Joanna's classmates donated inches of their hair in honor of her life.
The non-profit charity, Locks of Love, will take hair from girls like freshman Camille Whitson. That hair will be used to make wigs for kids and teens in need.
"I'm really excited to know a child's going to get it," said Whitson. "It's a lot lighter, and I think it will be a lot easier for me, but it makes me most happy that I get to provide to a child that doesn't really have what I have."
Camille said her aunt's death from breast cancer motivated her to donate.
She and three other classmates donated a total of 282 inches in Joanna's name.