During an internship at a wish granting organization, Jess Ekstrom found that girls loved to wear headbands after losing their hair to chemotherapy. Therefore, during her junior year, she founded HeadbandsofHope.org. For every headband purchased, one is given to a girl with cancer and $1 is donated to fund childhood cancer research.
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- I don’t associate with people who blame the world for their problems, you are your only problem, but you’re also your solution.’ – Bridesmaid
- Jess straight up lied about her age to many people. She thought it would hold her back. It ended up doing just the opposite. The lesson learned here Fire Nation? BE AUTHENTIC!
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