7-year-old girl with cancer gets specially designed wig

By Danielle Thomas - bio | email

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - A seven-year-old cancer patient received a very special gift on Sunday. Pink Heart Funds, a local organization that provides wigs for children with cancer, went to Lexi Moore's Woolmarket home to present her with a wig made especially for her.

Lexi has T-Cell Lymphoma and is undergoing chemotherapy at Children's Hospital in New Orleans.

Pink Heart Funds says Lexi's wig was put together by a New York City wig maker using hair from six Gulf Coast residents, four of them children. It is the group's first patented wig.

JoAn Nicely of Pink Heart Funds said, "First of all, these wigs are made specifically for children with cancer or any type of debilitating hair loss, so they can do outdoor sports. The wig is not going to slip off. It is custom made to fit their heads. They're just much more durable than a regular wig. "

Officials say the wigs can only be given away not sold.

On Monday, March 23 at theChili's restaurants in Gulfport and D'Iberville, they will be honoring flyers where portions of the proceeds will be donated to the family for "Lexi Moore Day." You will need to give the server a flyer when paying. Contact Dana Mitchell at Lexethan@cableone.net for a flyer.

There will be a fundraiser softball game for the Pink Heart Funds Monday night at Pass Christian High.

There is also benefit concert for Lexi Moore at Orange Grove Church of Christ in Gulfport on Friday, March 27th starting at 5 p.m.

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