Sunday, June 4, 2023

Local woman donates hair to Wigs for Kids

Bethany Capps before and after she cut 12 inches off and donated her hair to Wigs for Kids.

A local woman hopes to inspire others to make a difference after she donated her hair to be made into a wig for a sick child.

Bethany Capps of Flower Mound said she has always kept her hair long, but during a recent conversation her mother, Nicole Capps, asked her if she’d considered donating her hair.

“I thought it was a really good idea,” Bethany said. “I’ve never had short hair, it’d be so different for me but I decided I’d take the risk for a good cause.”

Bethany, a Flower Mound High School grad and junior at the University of Oklahoma, said she researched different organizations that take hair donations and found Wigs for Kids, a nonprofit that provides wigs to children who have lost their hair from cancer treatments and other medical issues.

Last month, Bethany visited a local salon for a drastic change. Twelve inches of her red hair were donated, and after the hour-and-a-half appointment, Bethany walked out with a bob. She said she felt happy knowing her donation would go to help a sick child. Also, “physically, I felt a few pounds lighter.”

Since the haircut, Bethany said she’s been able to talk to a lot of people about the cause, and hopefully has inspired others to make donations of their own.

“It’s so simple, it’s just getting a haircut, but it makes a huge impact,” Bethany said.

Wigs for Kids requests hair donations of at least 12 inches in length. For more information, click here.

Mark Smith
Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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