Local man offers haircuts to those in need

CICERO, Ill. (FOX 32 News) - Mark Twain once wrote, “the two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”

Meet Edwin Martinez – you could say he’s already lived both. Because Edwin is doing something big in his Cicero barber shop - and it’s nearly impossible not to see why.

For Edwin Martinez, a barber at Undisputed Cuts in Cicero, it all began with his uncle who’d been diagnosed with cancer. He needed a haircut, and Edwin was there. 

From there, Edwin was inspired – so he branched out.

People with special needs.

Retirement homes.

Homeless shelters.

On Sundays, Edwin invites them all into the shop and sometimes even travels to visit them himself.

No charge required, no recognition needed. Because it’s not about him – and it never was.

To date, Edwin has helped out hundreds of people who just needed to look sharp – and he has no intention of stopping.

He uses social media to spread the word of his services, and that word is traveling. Because the world needs people like Edwin – people who care selflessly and give nobly.

People who were born – and found out why.


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