Jaeleen Davis Maggies Wigs 4 Kids

Help Michigan Woman Raise $100,000 for Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids

The NASCAR Foundation has chosen a Michigan woman as one of its four finalists for the 11th annual Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award. Finalist Jaeleen Davis of Midland has a chance to receive a $100,000 donation to Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan, the nonprofit she volunteers for.

The mission of Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids is personal for Jaeleen who was diagnosed with Alopecia Universalis when she was 8 years old. The auto-immune disorder caused her to lose almost all of her hair within two weeks.

“I went from an extroverted little girl who had just signed a contract to do a National Broadway Tour to a little girl who completely lost her sense of self, her confidence, and her place in this world,” said Jaeleen.

Her mother struggled to find resources to help her cope with the hair loss and had difficulty finding a wig or hair piece that fit correctly or made her feel like herself. When they discovered Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids, she finally had the help she needed.

Jaeleen has gone on to perform on television shows and share her story as a public speaker. ” As a child, I wholeheartedly believed that my hair loss would completely derail and prevent me from obtaining my dreams, when in actuality, with confidence and the amazing support system I have been given along the way, it is driving force behind what makes me unique and a commodity within the entertainment industry,” said Jaeleen.

You can help  Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids win the $100,000 donation by voting for Jaeleen online at NASCARfoundation.org/Award. Fans can vote once a day, every day through November 12th.

Maggie Varney, Founder and CEO of Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan, said, “Our program has always been about kids helping kids and who understands better what these kids go through than one who has lived it? She has been a great spokesperson for our program and is very deserving of this award.”
Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand