Wig gives ailing girl lots of swagger and style

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Posted: June 27, 2013

The Winchester Star

Cecilee Roper holds the braids of her hairpiece at Winchester Medical Center Wednesday where her mother is a nurse in the Surgi-Center.
Winchester Medical Center nurse Tracey Krupa of Winchester holds the hand of 4-year-old Cecilee Roper of Inwood, W.Va., who wears a wig made of Krupa’s hair Wednesday. The youngster is undergoing chemotherapy for neurofibromatosis and Krupa's hair color was a close match to Cecilee’s, so she donated it to allow a hairpiece to be made for the girl. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
Shown with her parents, Robyn and Chris Roper (right), Cecilee Roper models her hairpiece, which was arranged for by Winchester Medical Center nurses Lisa Woodall of Frederick County (second from left) and Betty Anderson of Frederick County, who helped pay for the wig with a donation from her father, Harold Anderson. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)


Four-year-old Cecilee Roper twirled the long strawberry blond braids streaming down from her straw cowgirl hat.

The lustrous locks are courtesy of Tracey Krupa, a co-worker of Cecilee’s…

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