#WeSeeYou: Third Grader Makes Wigs For Little Girls With Cancer
Like many girls her age, Lauren LaRay could spend her free time playing in her hair or cutting Barbie a fly bob (oh, I’m the only one that did that, huh?), but instead, she’s using her hairstyling skills for a bigger mission: making wigs for little girls with cancer.
“My best friend’s little sister has cancer and I just felt bad for her,” said 8-year-old Lauren in a recent KSNV News 3 segment.
**May 4, 2016 Update**: It’s official! May 4th has been named Lauren LaRay Day In North Las Vegas! The Mayor made an official announcement and Lauren couldn’t be happier!
The Las Vegas third grader is an honor roll student and star of her own Youtube channel, Tutorials by Lauren LaRay, where she shows other young girls how to make different crafts. Wigmaking is only one of her many talents, but one that she’s putting her full energy into for the long haul.
Her goal was to create 30 wigs by June to donate to girls at the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation and she has done that! “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,” said Lauren.
Although cancer is much less common among children compared to older adults, according to…