The Amazing Maizie Project by Stacy Chapin and Andrea Dodd

Photographed by Andrea Dodd from life iluli photography

If this story doesn’t get you in the holiday spirit, I don’t know what will. This is a story about Stacy Chapin’s daughter, Maizie. What an amazing girl!

Here is the story…

Photographed by Andrea Dodd from life iluli photography

Our amazing eight-year-old daughter Maizie, with a heart ten times her size, resolved this Christmas to comfort her grandma by donating her hair for a wig. Grandma is currently in her second round of cancer treatment. The hair, which was cut two days ago, will be used in a custom wig that grandma will wear for Christmas. This gesture from the soul of an eight year old has had an incredible impact – the simple comfort and confidence a lovely side sweep of bangs – especially when it’s your own granddaughter’s locks.

We found only one wig maker – a gentleman that has been making wigs since 1952. He said that he has never worked on this kind of a project. The cost is staggering – between $1400 and $2500 dollars to have a custom wig made. Maizie decided to raise the money for her grandma’s wig after reading a book at school called, Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand, which is a book about a little girl with cancer who raises money to find a cure.

Because of the cost and the reaction by grandma, Maizie has dreamed up ‘The Amazing Maizie Project’, which should be a foundation for cancer patients to receive the incredible gift of hair, specifically from a loved one. We believe this is a story that might intrigue you. If for nothing else, the true gift of an eight year old for her grandmother this Christmas.

Photographed by Andrea Dodd from life iluli photography


3 Responses to “The Amazing Maizie Project by Stacy Chapin and Andrea Dodd”

  1. karen icenhower Says:

    You must be so proud of your daughter and your mother. Your daughter that she cares and loves and is so compasionate to do this and to your Mother who has inspired that love and kindness to your daughter. And, foremost to you for your teachings and love you have apparently radiated to both of them. I am a grandmother of 4—how lucky we are.

  2. Ahhh. Lovely Maizie. Lovely G’ma. What a gift of time, energy, creativity!! Warms my heart, and that’s a wonderful gift for me, Maizie. Thank you for your focus with love and determination. Thank you for the inspiration.

    • Thank you Maizie for sharing this story which will no doubt inspire both young and old to give of themselves. I know that my granddaughter, Kaia, was impressed by your act of love and kindness!!

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