Shop Owner Puts Aside Orders to Design a Free Wig for a 5-Year-Old Battling Cancer

By Li Yen, Epoch Times
February 21, 2019 Updated: February 26, 2019

The pain parents have to go through when they see their child battle cancer can be devastating. However, one Cleveland family with a cancer-stricken child found comfort in the midst of sorrow when they received a lovely gift from a stranger just before Christmas.

Genesis Mossage, or “Gigi,” 5, always wears a radiant smile on her face despite fighting neuroblastoma since January 2018.

Neuroblastoma is a childhood cancer that develops from immature nerve cells found in several areas of the body, according to Mayo Clinic.

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To combat the disease, which usually occurs in infants below the age of 5, the little girl has been in and out of the hospital, undergoing grueling treatments.

“She’s been through five rounds of chemo, a tumor removal,” Genesis’s mother, Jessica Hawkins, told FOX 8.

“She’s been through two rounds of transplants, twelve rounds of radiation,” she added.

Due to the intensive treatments, all her hair has fallen out as a result.

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“The stuff she goes through, I couldn’t imagine myself going through it,” Genesis’s father, Jerymi Mossage, told WOIO. “And just my child going through it, it’s tough.”

But in spite of all the painful suffering, Genesis never loses her smile.

“She’s kept us all in good spirits, this smile, we can’t never get rid of, no matter the pain, the problems,” Mossage said. “She keeps us all bright.”

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Genesis was caught radiating an even brighter smile after she received a wonderful present from a stranger—popular wig stylist Monique Allen, who owns a business called Wig Dealer Shop on Warrensville Center Road in Mayfield Heights.

Allen learned about Genesis’s situation after her parents posted a story online in the hope of finding support.

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Knowing how hair is important to all women and girls, Allen stepped up to offer comfort by gifting Genesis a wig.

“I know how women, how we are about our hair,” Allen said. “A lot of people, after they sit in my chair, they are in tears sometimes.”

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The busy and kindhearted Allen put her work orders on hold to specifically design and create a custom-made human hair wig for little Gigi—free of charge.

“It’s a joyous feeling just to be able to help others,” she said.

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Allen’s simple act of kindness has made a huge difference in this little girl’s life.

“Amazing,” Genesis said. “My wig makes me feel prettier.”

Now, the little bundle of joy was able to spend Christmas in the hospital, styling her new hair with her favorite JoJo Bows.

Without any doubt, the worried parents were relieved and happy seeing Genesis’s beam smile.

“Look at her smile, you can’t ask for much more,” said Mossage.

“That small little act of kindness just shows that there really is good people out there. It made our day.”

Jerymi Gotcha 发布于 2018年10月9日周二

Here, the brave Genesis has a piece of wise advice for others who are battling cancer like herself.

“We’re all strong and we can all do it,” the little girl said.

Jerymi Gotcha 发布于 2018年12月16日周日

Kudos to Allen for taking the time to create this precious wig for Genesis, giving the girl and her family a memory to cherish during this absolutely difficult period of time.

Genesis, your cheerful and unbreakable spirit is an inspiration to many. Please continue to stay strong and we hope you can recover very soon.

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