Emily James is just your typical little three year old princess. She loves nail polish, frilly dresses, and, when she can get her hands on it, mom’s lipstick. What makes Emily unique is that by age three her golden [brown] locks were long enough to be made into a wig for a child with cancer. As Emily states in the video, “just cut some off and give it to a kid”. What an incredible lesson to learn from a 3 year old, when we have lots of something - don’t hold onto it, give it away to someone else who needs it more. Her favorite movie is “Tangled” and she is especially fond of her Rapunzel dolly, which is why ‘Dolly’ got a hair cut too. When Emily said she would let Uncle Matthew cut her hair, she insisted that he would cut 'Dolly’s’ hair first.
Emily’s mom and dad told her about donating hair wigs to be made for kids with cancer. They sat down and explained to her that to donate her hair, she would need to cut it fairly short, and that it would be a long time before she had long hair again. They looked at pictures together of little kids with no hair, they looked at pictures of wigs and they also looked at shorter styles - and she still wanted to make the donation. It probably didn’t hurt that in the final scenes of Tangled, Rapunzel is sporting a pretty cute bob. With that in mind, the two of them, Emily and 'Dolly’, booked an appointment with 'Uncle Matthew’.