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Lurie Children's Hospital gives free haircuts to sick kids, their parents: 'A haircut is a little boost of confidence'

CHICAGO - Lying back in a chair with her head in a hair-washing sink, Jeanette Saribekian chatted with the stylist massaging shampoo into her scalp about how she usually goes to the salon with one of her daughters.

It's small talk in a small salon, tucked away in an unexpected place where many crave the normalcy and the pampering of a haircut, wash and style.

Saribekian's recent appointment was at the salon inside Lurie Children's Hospital.

The cut was a much-needed break for the

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