Little Miss Lexington Donates Surgical Caps For Kids

  • 4/8/2018 11:44:54 AM
  • Emily Ramey
  • Local News

LEXINGTON, OH- Seven-year-old Valarie Duffey, who was crowned Little Miss Lexington in October is now focused on serving others.

After she was inspired by a youtube video expressing the need for surgical caps at Golisano Children's Hospital in Rochester, New York, Valarie felt she needed to help. She began a 2-month long project in which she and her family sewed 330 surgical caps for children and 90 caps for infants.

When Valarie began this project, she was no stranger to sewing; her grandmother taught her to sew when she was just three years old. Valarie explained that making a surgical cap is pretty simple: you just need to cut a circle of fabric, hem it, and sew in some elastic.

The hospital gives the surgical caps to children to help normalize their stay at the hospital while also protecting their hair during surgeries. The kids even get to keep their cap when they go home.

"My favorite part was giving the caps to the kids," Valarie explained. "I was really happy for them because they would get new surgical caps."

Valarie hopes to continue doing service projects to benefit children. "I want to give stuffed animals to an ambulance so when the kids are going in the ambulance they can have stuffed animals," Valarie said.

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