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

Rubi

RUBI


Even at such a young age, hair loss can bring a lack of confidence and decrease in self-esteem. Wearing a winter cap to cover her bald head, young Rubi was all smiles as she walked into the room to receive her Angel Hair. Her only request: that her new hair look just like Dora the Explorer!

Kate

KATE


Kate loves puppies, art, trips to the toy store, dancing, and anything Disney! “Kate loved her Angel Hair immediately,” said Kate’s mom. Her Angel Hair “provides a comfort. Kate can go to school, dance class, and perform on stage just like everybody else.”

Brenna

BRENNA


Brenna’s passion is softball! She made her varsity softball team as a freshman and was headed toward the softball playoffs when a diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) cut her season short. Brenna’s self-conscience nerves gave way to smiles, excitement and joy when she viewed herself with her new Angel Hair. “It looks just like me,” said Brenna. “I can French braid my hair again! I’ve missed that. I always wear my hair in French braids.”

Julea

JULEA


Julea’s passion is on the stage. She has been in nine drama productions and two choirs, including an advanced tour. At age 15, Julea worried about missing out on all that high school offers as she faced hair loss due to battling cancer. Fortunately, Angel Hair Foundation was able to provide her with an Angel Hair System just before her Spring Ball. “It’s nice to have hair again,” said Julea. “It’s super beautiful. Thank you!”

Karrah

KARRAH


Karrah loves to climb trees, ride her bicycle, listen to country music, and play with her pet bunny, Thumper. “The scariest part was when the doctor told me that I was going to lose my hair,” remembers Karrah about her cancer. “Then a friend from the hospital showed me her Angel Hair and it looked so real.”

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 EVERYTHING 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!”

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