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Slider Middle School students make Disney-themed wigs for cancer patients

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Children suffering with cancer at El Paso Children's Hospital are getting a new set of wigs.

The wigs were made by Slider Middle School's drama class.

The students designed the wigs using various colors of yarn. Twenty wigs were inspired by fairy-tale princesses and two 1950s movies.

"We really had fun and it is such a good cause," said Marylin Ramirez, a seventh-grade student at

Slider. "I'm glad we got the chance to do it. It really is a cool project."

The idea for the project came from an Australian website that featured hairpieces made out of crocheted beanies and were given to cancer patients, school officials said.

"The beanies are softer for the children," said drama teacher Sonja Kern, who oversaw the project.

Logan Maxwell, a sixth-grade student, said she is glad to be able to do this for the cancer patients.

"I feel like they would be appreciative for the wig and feeling like a princess," Maxwell said.

The students had three weeks to create the wigs, and Kern said they will continue to make the wigs on a yearly basis.

"Giving back to the community is great, especially for children," Kern said.

The wigs will be donated Friday.

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