7-year old girl donates hair to charity

Posted at 3:48 PM, Sep 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-04 17:48:59-04

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    Jackson, GA (Jackson Progress-Argus) — A Butts County second-grader recently donated more than a foot of hair to help other children experiencing the effects of hair loss.

Miya James, 7, of Jackson attends Stark Elementary School.

Over the past three years, she’s been growing her hair in order to donate it to Wigs for Kids, a nonprofit organization that provides hair replacement systems free of charge to children who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy, radiation, burns and other medical issues.

On Aug. 25, Miya had her hair cut at Southern Twist Salon in McDonough and was able to donate 14 inches to Wigs for Kids.

“She has a big heart and wants nothing more than to help sick children,” her mother, Danyell Dye, said.

“I want to make other kids smile and feel beautiful,” Miya said. “I have a lot of hair so why not share it? I want them to know that even though they are sick, they are still beautiful. I want to make them happy.”

Dye said her daughter is also interested in other fundraisers for sick children. She and Miya’s father, Matthew James, are both very proud of her.

“You can’t teach compassion like hers. It’s something you’re born with,” Dye said. “I can’t take the credit. This is definitely God’s doing.”

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