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River Falls native Terry Pechacek is shown before and after 12 inches of his hair were cut off to be donated to Children with Hair Loss. Pechacek, a cancer survivor, waited until his five-year cancer-free milestone to have his hair cut.

His burden has lifted, his long locks shorn

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While many men worry about hair loss, River Falls native Terry Pechacek was eager to cut his off.

He’d been growing his hair out for more than five years. Last Wednesday, July 9, all that hair growth was chopped.


“I’m really excited,” Pechacek said. “It’s just another step in completing the journey that I was put on five and a half years ago.”

“It's just like a new chapter I'm kind of closing one chapter and I’m starting another one. A new book.”

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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