Barber offers house call haircut to disabled friend

Barber offers house call haircut to disabled friend

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) -- A barber in one community is stepping out of the shop and taking his services to a person in need.

“Anyone in an unfortunate position, if I have the time and the ability to help, I'm going to do it always," said Jason Ornong, a barber in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Ornong’s friend, Tino Deboe, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 11 years ago. Since then, the disease has slowly left him physically disabled.

“It’s been a struggle, it's hard,” said Deboe. “Sometimes I use a cane, sometimes I don’t. Sometimes I walk perfectly fine, and sometimes I limp."

Ornong offers a simple gesture: a house call haircut.

“Since I'm unable to physically walk or get dropped off at his barber shop, for him to come and cut my hair, he's awesome," said Deboe.

Ornong owns Cavi Cuts Barber Shop in Grand Junction. Since becoming a barber, Ornong said he always wanted to help the community and give back as best he could.

“When I came out of school and opened up my first business, it was always an obligation for me to go out and give back to the community in some other way," said Ornong.

Ornong said that despite any physical ailments, Deboe is still the same guy.

"To me, he’s always that dude in my light, in my eyes,” said Ornong. “I want him to continue to feel that way about himself because we all go through a position in life where we have a struggle or downfall, but watching him inspires me."

Cavi Cuts Barber Shop is always trying to get involved or help out those in the community. The shop collects coats to donate during the winter months, as well as hosts a day of free food and haircuts for anyone who comes in. That will take place November 20.

Read the original version of this article at nbc11news.com.



 
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