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Click to read article: Meet Chase: Wigs For Kids Donor'

Meet Chase: Wigs For Kids Donor

“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” – Napoleon Hill Meet Wigs For Kids donor Chase. Due to restrictions at school, he had to wear his hair above his collar, and he remembers a promise he made to his mom that when he was able to grow it, he would. And he […]

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Would You Go Bald to Support a Friend Through Alopecia?

  “Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.” – Bill Waterson Alopecia Causes Hair Loss – and Strengthened This Friendship Mary and Whitney have been best friends for nearly a decade. In 2017, Mary started showing alopecia symptoms. She was losing her eyebrows and eyelashes for the first time, and […]

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The Dietz Family Donates to Wigs For Kids

It’s always uplifting when someone close to you inspires you to do something that makes a difference. Meet Danielle Dietz, who donated four ponytails to Wigs For Kids in 2019. She’s donated a few times because she loves how it feels to help someone she doesn’t know, and she has always hoped that her donations […]

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Click to read article: Blossoming Lilly'

Blossoming Lilly

Lilly was diagnosed with Alopecia Totalis at two years old. Alopecia Totalis is a condition of complete hair loss on the entire body. When diagnosed, Lilly didn’t have much of a reaction to it, but her mother Shana felt a wide range of emotions including confusion, sadness, and concern. She was afraid for Lilly, worried […]

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Click to read article: Leukemia Survivor Gives Back'

Leukemia Survivor Gives Back

Kiran was diagnosed with Leukemia when she was only 18 months old. She proved to be a fighter, even as an infant. Asha, Kiran’s mother, still remembers the words from the doctor, “your daughter has Leukemia.” Though her head was spinning, she knew her faith would carry her family through. “Kiran was, and still is, […]

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From My Head to Hers- Maria’s Hair Donation Story

Winner of a Google Breakthrough in Technology Award, Maria Alvarez’s film “From My Head to Hers” documents the process of creating a Hair Replacement System from Wigs for Kids – from hair donor to recipient and everything in between. Follow along as we meet Kenzie, who was diagnosed with Alopecia at 9 months old. She […]

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Click to read article: Meet Hannah: Wigs For Kids Recipient '

Meet Hannah: Wigs For Kids Recipient 

Meet Hannah: Wigs For Kids Recipient Because of the generous hair and monetary donations we receive, Wigs For Kids is able to provide hand-tied hairpieces to children and their families at no cost to them—children like Hannah. “I feel more comfortable and less self-conscious having my hairpiece. I feel like I can be myself more,” […]

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Beyond Making a Difference: Three Wigs For Kids Donors

Because of your financial and hair donations, Wigs For Kids can continue to serve children across the country facing medical related hair loss. In this blog, we’re thrilled to highlight three incredible donors who hosted fundraisers and donated their hair.  Please meet Andrew, Lava and Dailia.  Using Live Stream to Make a Difference Lava is […]

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Click to read article: Creating Everlasting Confidence for Kids: Barbara Paulo'

Creating Everlasting Confidence for Kids: Barbara Paulo

With over 38 years of experience as a Cosmetologist, Wigs For Kids has been Barbara Paulo’s number one passion as a Certified Service Provider and Hair Donation Specialist. Why? Because helping a child feel special and confident is an everlasting reward. “Every day of life is a gift and is meant to make the world […]

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About Wigs For Kids

Wigs For Kids is a nonprofit organization that helps children suffering from hair loss stemming
from chemotherapy, radiation therapy, alopecia, trichotillomania, burns, and other medical
causes. Stylists and regular people just like you work together to give recipients the self-esteem
and self-image they deserve.


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