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Wigs for Kids Mission

Helping Children Look Themselves and Live Their Lives!

The various causes of hair loss in children don’t result in just physical suffering. The change in their appearance can drastically undermine their self-image and sabotage their self-esteem. To help heal the pain of these struggles, Certified Cosmetic Therapist Jeffrey Paul founded Wigs for Kids, a non-profit hair donation organization that has been serving children suffering from hair loss since 1981.

Wigs for Kids is a cooperative effort among Certified Cosmetic Therapists throughout North America who share a common goal. “Children shouldn’t have to worry about how they look, especially when they’re in the middle of a health crisis,” says Jeffrey Paul. “We want to give these kids the opportunity to feel good about themselves again.”

The value of the Hair Replacement Systems Wigs for Kids provides is approximately $1,800. “These are custom-made Hair Replacements,” says Jeffrey Paul. “Each prosthesis is hand-tied and is made completely from human hair. We make sure they look just like a child’s own hair.”

“They won’t come off on the baseball field or in the playground,” he adds. “Kids can count on them. And because kids look just the way they did before, they feel better about themselves. They look in the mirror and their eyes light up. To see that light in their eyes – that’s priceless.”

Wigs for Kids Donation Information

Wigs for Kids depends on monetary and hair donations from generous individuals. The process for creating wigs made from real hair is costly and time-consuming. Wigs for Kids never charges the families that are receiving these custom Hair Replacement Systems. Ready to make a hair donation for kids? Find instructions here. Visit our Financial Donations page to make a monetary contribution.

About Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

Pediatric care

From the ordinary to the extraordinary

OHSU Doernbecher offers the region’s broadest range of pediatric treatments – to more children in more places than any other hospital in Oregon or Southwest Washington.

• Providing the greatest number of children’s specialists working together in one location

• Offering the newest and most advanced treatments because Doernbecher is part of OHSU, Oregon’s only academic health center

• Partnering with providers to deliver care to children from every county in Oregon

• Integrating inpatient, outpatient and surgical care in one facility

Education and training

Educating pediatric specialists throughout the region

• More than half of Oregon’s practicing pediatricians were trained at Doernbecher

• Doernbecher offers the only pediatric residency program in Oregon – and each year more than 600 medical students from around the country vie for the program’s 16 spots

• More than a quarter of all physicians in the U.S. pursuing pediatrics apply to Doernbecher each year as interns and residents

• Doernbecher provides a wide range of professional development

Pediatric research

Finding cures and treatments, changing the face of pediatric medical science

• Involved in more than 80 active pediatric clinical trials and databases – more than all other Oregon hospitals combined

• Part of OHSU, a nationally ranked research institution where more than 4,000 research studies are currently under way

• Testing the newest potential cancer therapies as one of only 21 National Cancer Institute-designated pediatric Phase 1 cancer centers in the nation; world’s first hospital to test the effectiveness of Gleevec, the revolutionary cancer pill* on kids

• Breakthrough research in the genetic and cellular causes of childhood diseases

Community outreach

Doernbecher experts collaborate to improve the health of children

• Doernbecher experts travel the region to provide specialty care at more than 150 outreach clinics in 13 locations so kids can receive care in their own communities

• The Pediatric and Neonatal Doernbecher Transport (PANDA) team responds to emergencies throughout the state, making more than 800 trips each year

• Doernbecher’s telemedicine network includes sites in Eugene, Medford, Roseburg, Silverton, Astoria, Coos Bay and McMinnville – allowing Doernbecher specialists to partner with regional providers via state-of-the-art technology