We are excited to announce the launch of a new program at the Forever Moriah Foundation!
Lexi’s Wigs of 40 is a new wig donation program intended to provide children in need with a free wig.
First Photo: Lexi Prior to Cancer Middle Photo: Lexi Durning Cancer Treatment Last Photo: Lexi Today
Knowing how important having a wig was to me, I want to give more children that same opportunity.
When I had cancer in high school, my body was constantly reminding me of how weak I was. Even though I was putting my faith in God, it was hard not to shed a tear with every strand that fell from my head. For a teenage girl, having a head full of hair gave me confidence. Watching it fall out clump by clump, over the course of three months, took away every last drop of confidence I had.
One month after I was diagnosed, an anonymous donor gave me the opportunity to go to a local salon and pick out a wig of my choice, free of cost. This was such a surprise and blessing for me! When I wore that wig, I felt so much comfort because my hairless head was not exposed, and it gave me the chance to feel some sort of normalcy. When I looked in the mirror, it wasn’t as scary anymore.
Knowing how important having a wig was to me, I want to give more children that same opportunity. Lexi’s Wigs of 40 will accept wig donations from anywhere in the United States, and it will clean and donate the wig to any child (up to 18 years old) in the U.S. Forms for donations or requests of recipients can be found on our website. All wig donations can be mailed to:
All wig donations can be mailed to:
Forever Moriah Foundation
7124 Salem Fields Blvd #123
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22407
I came up with the name, “Lexi’s Wigs of 40,” after looking for some biblical references. God planted this name in my lap because it fits our purpose for this program so well. The number 40 in the Bible represents trials. The Israelites wandered in the desert for 40 years. Jesus was tempted for 40 days and 40 nights. As you probably know, cancer in itself is a trial. However, these Bible stories tell us that God will always deliver us from our trials. He will always deliver our loved ones from their battle with cancer.