RLES student cuts hair for kids who need wigs due to illness

Published 2:17 am Saturday, July 1, 2017

Six-year-old Raley Maddox hasn’t met any children who lost their hair to a disease, but she’s heard about them and wanted to help.

The Red Level Elementary student announced to her grandmother when school was out that she wanted to donate part of her previously uncut hair to a charity that makes wigs for children who have lost their hair as a result of health issues.

“I wanted to make a little girl happy so she could have some hair,” Raley said.

She was inspired by her aunt, Erica Ziglar, who was donated hair to Wigs for Kids, an organization chosen because it does not charge children for the wigs.

Raley said she likes to play volleyball and basketball, and play with her friends at church. She has a younger brother, Dawson, who is 1.

As for her first haircut, Raley said it left her feeling “kinda weird.”

Raley is the daughter of Darshana Maddox and the granddaughter of Scottie and Dawn Kelley of Andalusia, with whom she lives.