Teslyn's Wigs for Kids

A personal campaign sponsored by Teslyn Wintersteen

November 25, 2017

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Helping Children Look Themselves and Live Their Lives!

Hello my name is Teslyn and I am in 3rd grade.  I have decided to donate my hair to Wigs for Kids and raise money for the wig system.

My mommy is a miracle because she survived cancer when the doctors said she couldn’t.  She was in 8th grade when she was diagnosed with B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL).  Her body shut down and she lost all of her hair.She had many people praying for her and after a tough battle with cancer she beat the odds!  Every year on May 18th we celebrate mommy’s 2nd birthday – the day she beat cancer.  This year we celebrated 21 years of mommy being in remission.  I am so happy to have my mommy!

During vacation bible school I learned that kids can lose their hair due to cancer or other illnesses, and that there is a way for me to help.  I have been growing out my hair my whole life and I have the opportunity to donate it!  I have decided to donate my hair to Wigs for Kids.  My aunt Joni is a beautician at Salon Boheme in my home town and she will be cutting my hair for me.  She will cut 12 inches from my hair on November 25th 2017.  I would like to raise enough money to pay for the Wig system so that someone can use my hair AND have it made into a wig at no cost.  Each wig system cost $1,800 and that is my goal to raise.  This year for my 8th birthday I asked that friends and family make a donation to wigs for kids instead of a present.  So far I have raised $600.

I am super excited and nervous for my donation day!  I have never had short hair before so it will be a new day for me, but I can’t imagine what it would be like to never have hair or to lose it during treatment.  This is one way that I can help someone else feel special and you can too!

Wigs for Kids is an amazing organization that doesn’t charge those kids receiving wigs anything at all.  All donations are tax-deductible and will go directly to the organization.  It takes 20-30 ponytails for a custom hairpiece.  Wigs are individually made to fit each child specifically allowing the wig to be as natural as possible and to be worn during all activities.  This group has been supporting children who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy, radiation therapy, Alopecia, Trichotillomania, burns and other medical issues since 1981.  Annually, the non-profit helps 120-150 children.

Thank you for your generous support!

Teslyn 

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