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Click to read article: Steven Loves Playing Video Games and Playing with His Friends'

Steven Loves Playing Video Games and Playing with His Friends

Steven is nine years old and entering the fourth grade. He loves hanging out, and playing video games with his friends. His dream is to become a scientist when he grows up. Steven was diagnosed with alopecia at the young age of two when he started to experience hair loss. Steven’s mom shared that “Steven […]

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Click to read article: <strong>Lacey’s Journey of Strength and Confidence</strong> '

Lacey’s Journey of Strength and Confidence 

When faced with a challenge, it is up to us to decide how we face it. For 7-year-old Lacey Baskin, this challenge was facing the diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia.      Lacey was diagnosed with this illness at a young age. However, this did not stop her from enjoying her life. Lacey enjoys the warm […]

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Click to read article: Meet a Recipient with a Heart of Gold'

Meet a Recipient with a Heart of Gold

At 2 years of age, young Lily was diagnosed with Alopecia Areata and started losing her hair in clumps at a time. When she was 6 years old, her diagnosis changed to Alopecia Universalis. Even though Lily went through many challenges, what remained the same was her heart of gold. Lily’s mom describes her daughter […]

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Wigs For Kids recipient Kaydence having her wig fitting'

Meet Kaydence and Chad Keast: A Wigs For Kids recipient and her Wigs For Kids Certified Service Provider

Kaydence and Chad joined onstage together at America’s Beauty Show to share their story and how Wigs For Kids helped enrich both of their lives. Twelve-year-old Kaydence embraces her name, whose African-American origins translate to “in rhythm,” and connote a free-spirited individual. But more importantly this courageous girl, who has been bald most of her […]

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Click to read article: Trichotillomania: A lesser-known cause of hair loss and Alaina’s story'

Trichotillomania: A lesser-known cause of hair loss and Alaina’s story

Most of us at some point have bitten our nails, cracked our knuckles, pulled our hair, or gnawed on our lips when we feel anxious. But for some people, these repetitive behaviors are a more complex disorder that can cause them to touch their hair and body in ways that result in physical damage. For […]

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Rapunzel receives a wig from Wigs For Kids'

Rapunzel Receives a Wig

For a seven-year-old girl nicknamed “Rapunzel,” losing her hair during cancer treatment was especially difficult. Olivia, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin Lymphoma, shares other similar traits with this 1812 German fairy tale heroine and modern-day Disney protagonist besides beautiful tresses that trailed below the waist. They also share a fighting spirit. “When our […]

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Click to read article: Cara’s Hairpiece and Wish '

Cara’s Hairpiece and Wish 

“Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.” – John F. Kennedy Our mission is to give children the gift of confidence. We serve children who lose their hair due to medical illnesses and conditions. It’s difficult enough dealing with such life-changing complications, we’re here to prevent a lack […]

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Aryana with new wig from Wigs For Kids'

Meet eight-year-old Aryana, Wigs For Kids Recipient!

One of the children served by Wigs For Kids is eight-year-old Aryana. We’re so grateful for the opportunity to spotlight this incredible child—and we are so proud to welcome her to the Wigs For Kids family! Aryana is heading into the third grade, has three brothers, and spends her free time at gymnastics and also […]

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Mary Bogner - Wigs for Kids recipient smiling'

Meet Mary Bogner, Wigs For Kids Recipient

Because of donors and friends like you, we can continue our mission of providing hand-tied hairpieces to children across the United States, like six-year-old Mary Bogner. We had the opportunity to connect with and send gratitude to Mary, part of the Wigs For Kids recipient family, after she hosted an incredible birthday fundraiser. Mary has […]

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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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