3-year-old Emily James donates hair to Cancer Charity
3-year-old Emily James narrates getting her long locks cut so her hair can be turned into a wig for a child with cancer. ‘I don’t want any kids to be sad that they have no hair,’ she says.
Emily James’ parents, who own a production company, filmed their daughter getting her hair cut so she could donate the trimmings for wigs given to children with cancer. They posted the video online, and the charming clip has since gone viral. Three-year-old Emily James’ first trip to the salon was extra special. The adorable tot donated seven inches of her light brown locks to be made into a wig for a child with cancer, and her filmmaker parents captured her experience on camera.
Emily James, 3, no longer has her Rapunzel-like locks after donating them for cancer patients’ wigs. But then again, neither does her favorite Disney princess ‘dolly.’ Emily was born with quite the mane, mom Amy James said in a blog post. By the time she was three, the little girl’s hair needed a trim, and it was long enough to be used for a good cause. “We sat down and explained to her what cancer was, that some kids got really sick and lose all their hair, and that people can donate their hair to make wigs for these kids,” Amy James wrote. Emily agreed to the plan on one condition — her favorite Rapunzel “dolly” had to get her lengthy locks cut, too.
Three-year-old Emily James says her Uncle Matthew ‘is the best hair-cutter in the world.’ “I don’t want any kids to be sad that they have no hair,” she says in the heartwarming video. “What I want to do is give them my hair.” So Emily, and her dolly, paid Uncle Matthew — also known as Matthew Collins, the co-owner of Brennen Demelo Studios in Toronto — a visit.
Emily James and her ‘dolly’ now have cute and manageable bob hairstyles. Uncle Matthew gave Rapunzel a stylish bob cut first, and then it was Emily’s turn to hop in the chair. “I can’t wait to look just like my dolly,” the little girl says in the clip. Emily and her parents sent the hair to a salon in British Columbia that is affiliated with the Canadian Cancer Society. The locks will be used to make a free wig for a kid with cancer. Emily and her parents sent the hair to a salon in British Columbia that is affiliated with the Canadian Cancer Society. The locks will be used to make a free wig for a kid with cancer. “What Emily did, that was most meaningful to us … was that Emily was willing to give something that she had a lot of, something that could be of great meaning to another person,” Amy James wrote. “We hope though, is that as Emily matures she will learn to make her own selfless decisions that inspire and bring hope, even if there is a cost.” ———– SOURCE: New York Daily News