WHO WE ARE

Our history

Staci Wright was in the eighth grade when she was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma, a type of bone cancer, and began 10 months of chemotherapy and five weeks of radiation therapy. Staci felt sad and depressed about losing her hair and didn’t want to go to school. Her parents were able to research and purchase a prosthetic hair system. Immediately, Staci felt more confident and was able to socialize without anxiety. But when she continued to meet other kids struggling with hair loss at the hospital, she decided to do something about it.

Staci and her mother, Debbie, started Angel Hair Foundation in 2007 to purchase hair systems for kids facing hair loss in Oregon. We are thrilled to say that Staci is healthy, happy and in med school pursuing her dream of curing cancer!

Angel Hair Kids

Alina

ALINA


A typical teenage girl, Alina loves chatting/texting on her phone and hanging out with friends. She loves to play games (like “Truth or Dare”). When she saw herself in the mirror with her Angel Hair System she said, “This means EVERYTING to me! I love playing with my hair!”

liz

LIZ


Liz is 16 and has already raised over $5000 for Angel Hair Foundation with her #LizStrong Booster Campaign and has started another funderraiser for us! She loves playing lacrosse, hanging out with friends, doing nails, hiking and playing with her dog, Della.

jazmyn

JAZMYN


Jazmyn is 15 years old and an aspiring actress who has the personality and exuberance to be just that! She was recently featured in her High School play!

jessica

JESSICA


Jessica is 15 and active in her church, Salem First Free Methodist.  She goes to her youth group every Wednesday and does community service and mission trips. She likes classic rock and whatever is on the radio. She likes the song ‘Jesus Takes the Wheel’, by Carrie Underwood.

amber

AMBER


Amber is from Vancouver and when she’s not hanging out with friends at the mall, she’s skateboarding or watching Netflix with her boyfriend. Amber received her Angel Hair System the day before prom and was so excited that she said she couldn’t sleep the night before! (We think she looked beautiful!!)

kat

KAT


Kat is 14 and anything but a “typical teenager”! This outgoing, happy girl is a swimmer, runner and volleyball player who listens to Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift. What sets this vivacious girl apart from the rest is her amazing spirit and confidence. When she received her Angel Hair System she said “I feel like me! Pretty! Pretty! Pretty!”

danielle

DANIELLE


Danielle is quite gifted at soccer and basketball, playing both sports with tons of energy. But Danielle also can slow down a tiny bit to draw and get lost in a million notes of all kinds of different music. She wants to be a graphic designer and based on her keen attention to detail and wonderful taste, she will make the world a more beautiful place. Angel Hair is important to Danielle because it gives her a choice in how she looks to the rest of the world, on her terms.

ashlynn

ASHLYNN


Ashlynn is 4 years old and olves to play in the park. She also loves to help her dad work on cars! While getting her Angel Hair Systems she was spinning and twirling in her pink tutu.

rylee

RYLEE


Rylee is 11 years old and is a happy enthusiastic little girl who loves to put on her apron and cook and bake. She even has her own recipes!  While we styled her beautiful new hair system Rylee giggled and giggled…then giggled some more. In fact, we all giggled with her… what a delightful afternoon Rylee provided for US!

keira

KEIRA


Keira loves to try on princess clothes (especially Rapunzel). This rambunctious 6 year old wants to be a Doctor when she grows up… at Doernbecher!!

chelsea

CHELSEA


Chelsea is 11 years old and just might be part fish and we’re surprised she isn’t starring in any productions of the Little Mermaid; she is an avid swimmer and just absolutely loves to bob beneath the water’s surface while racing along! She also enjoys painting and other kinds of artwork as a means to show off her imagination. Angel Hair is important to Chelsea because it looks just like her real hair and allows her to go out into the world without worrying about how she looks.

kolton

KOLTON


Kolton is 15 years old and is a gamer. Of course, while we think we’re pretty hip here at Angel Hair Foundation, Kolton is way cooler than we are when it comes to the world of interactive  games.  Angel Hair is important to Kolton because it gives him the opportunity to wear hair the way he wants to in public. And, he likes how he looks with his new stylish locks.

kayla

KAYLA


Kayla is 14 years old and when she isn’t belting out a Kelly Clarkson tune you might find her crafting a prank (a self proclaimed practical joker) or kicking back and watching Ellen reruns. Ever the optimist, Kayla’s spirit is contagious! Just try not to smile when you are around her, we dare you! (Not possible…) Angel Hair means the world to Kayla. In her own words: “Wow! It looks pretty! I love it!”

becca

BECCA


When Becca isn’t busy with her numerous volunteering gigs (Safety Town, V.O.I.C.E. and babysitting) , she is giving gorgeous manicures (self taught). Becca is in her sophomore year of High School and an accomplished flutist!Becca has Alopecia Areata and has been a HUGE voice for kids with this autoimmune disorder which attacks the hair follicles. her confidence, strength and passion inspire us!

audrey

AUDREY


Audrey is 7 years old and loves to play outside from dusk til dawn.  Audrey also likes to swim, ride bikes, ice skate andplay in the snow. She’s also a bit of a comedian! (Ask her Dr.’s and nurses about the whoopee cushion app on her ipad! Angel Hair is important to Audrey because she thought some kids might make fun of her for not having any hair. She believes Angel Hair is a blessing for all kids who lose their hair.

genevieve

GENEVIEVE


Genevieve is 4 years old and like any other kid she is full of questions, great humor and a true sense of pure imagination. She is full of love and has one of the cutest smiles we’ve ever seen! Angel Hair is important to Genevieve because it gives her a chance to look in the mirror, see herself and of course… gives her lots of luscious locks to play with when she pretends to be Rapunzel!

danielle

DANIELLE


Danielle is quite gifted at soccer and basketball, playing both sports with tons of energy. But Danielle also can slow down a tiny bit to draw and get lost in a million notes of all kinds of different music. She wants to be a graphic designer and based on her keen attention to detail and wonderful taste, she will make the world a more beautiful place. Angel Hair is important to Danielle because it gives her a choice in how she looks to the rest of the world, on her terms.

 

OUR TEAM

Deborah Wright

DEBORAH WRIGHT, Founder & Board Chair


randall

RANDALL COLLIS, Board Member


John Erving

JOHN ERVING, Board Member


dawnd

DAWND GUBRUD, Board Member


dean

DEAN HUBER, Board Member


Dana Turell

DANA TURELL, Board Member


Jeannine Jones

JEANNINE JONES, Executive Director