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Thoughtful schoolgirl makes wigs for young cancer patients

ACT OF KINDNESS: Eight-year-old Lauren makes wigs for young people with cancer

A COMPASSIONATE young girl is on a mission to help young patients feel more beautiful and confident while undergoing chemotherapy treatments.

Eight-year-old Lauren Laray is making wigs for young girls who’ve lost their own hair during cancer treatment.

Using nothing more than a crochet needle, weave cap and store-bought hair, Lauren says her goal is to make the wigs look as natural as possible.

She is raising money to make a total of 30 wigs to donate to different girls with cancer experiencing hair loss.

In a how-to video where Lauren demonstrates how to make her wigs, she says: “My name is Lauren and today I’m going to make a crocheted wig."

In the footage, she continues: “My best friend’s little sister has cancer and I just felt bad for her,” said Lauren.

The wigs will be donated to the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation in Las Vegas.

“Some of them will be blonde; some of them will be redheaded for redheaded little girls. I’ll have a whole bunch because other girls have other styles for their hair."

Lauren has set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money for her project. So far, she has raised $1,005 out of her $2,000 target.

For more information and to donate, visit her donation page.

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