Teacher and Five-Time Hair Donor Provides Boosts of Confidence

September 8, 2020

We are full of joy to share a story from donor Lauren MacKenzie from Waxhaw, North Carolina. Thank you, Lauren for your sweet story and your heart for Wigs For Kids!

My name is Lauren, and I am a 24-year-old third grade teacher. I’ve donated my hair to Wigs For Kids five times (first time in the third grade!), and I am currently growing my hair out for my sixth donation. 

I am really adamant about my hair being donated to a child, so when I found Wigs For Kids I just KNEW this was the right organization for me. I absolutely love how the families are not charged for their custom, hand tied hairpieces. Medical bills can be costly, and it breaks my heart hearing about what families have to go through. I like knowing that my donation is going to help ease a child’s fear or worries, and allow a family to see their child be happy without paying an arm and leg for the wig.

The impact that I hope this donation and all of my previous and future donations will have on a child is confidence. As crazy as it sounds, having a really good hair day can boost my confidence and self-esteem. If I am rocking my locks, I want to go everywhere to show off my hair; I want the world to see how beautiful it is. I want to help take away any anxiety or feeling of thinking that everyone might be talking about them as they pass by. I know that I can grow all of the hair in the world, so it would be so selfish of me to have it thrown away at the hair salon. 

I tell everyone I know about WFK and it makes my heart so happy when they tell me that they donated or are going to donate their hair to WFK also. I might be changing kids’ lives by donating my hair to them, but really, they are changing mine.   

By: Lauren MacKenzie

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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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