It’s partnerships like these that can not only help remove the stigma around cannabis but can help support a remarkable and game-changing cause.
In recent news, a local cannabis business teamed up with a McAlester law firm to help children undergoing hair loss from medical conditions and treatments. Buds Craft Cannabis Co, located in downtown McAlester, alongside members of the Wagner & Lynch Law Firm, have each donated $500 to purchase ten children’s wigs, which were then donated to The Wig Closet.
The Wig Closet’s Ashley Lerblance sat down with McAlester’s News-Capital to discuss the recent donations. She plans on distributing the new wigs as needed. Lerblance says it’s “wonderful” when The Wig Closet has the support of their community. She added that having the new children’s wigs will be a “game-changer.”
Lerblance is the founder of The Wig Closet, located inside the McAlester Regional Health Center. The Wig Closet is special for many, especially since the company donates wigs free of charge to those undergoing hair loss from chemotherapy or other medical conditions and treatments.
On the other end of the deal, McAlester attorneys Brecken Wagner and Blake Lynch told McAlester’s News-Capital that they were happy to help the community. Having discussed the matter, their law firm decided to help donate for a couple of reasons. “It helps our local community, and it helps little kids,” notes McAlester’s News-Capital.
People can lose their hair for various reasons, but mostly from treatments like chemotherapy for many types of cancer. Hair loss can also occur from a condition called alopecia when someone’s immune system recognizes hair follicles as a foreign particle, which causes the immune system to attack and remove hair.
Lerblance is happy to donate wigs to children suffering from any condition that causes hair loss. The Wig Closet has wigs available for all genders. Renee Malcolm and James Monks of Buds Craft Cannabis Co. said they were happy to help the community. “Every month we donate somewhere,” Monks told McAlester’s News-Capital.
She added that helping in this particular way is “fantastic” and that James always comes up with “great ideas for helping the community.” Even McAlester’s Mayor John Browne stopped in to witness the wigs donation.
Browne said that having a wig to wear when in need can help “make a child feel more self-confident,” he told McAlester’s News-Capital. He adds that he’s proud to be mayor of a city with businesses like Buds and Wagner & Lynch.
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