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Henna crowns lift spirits of cancer patients

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Battling cancer is tough, especially when you’re a child. But one local artist is finding a way to use her skills to try to make a difference.

Dana Bellefeuille with Henna and Cake met with 7-year-old Alex and her mother for a custom crown fitting – a henna crown fitting that is.

Alex was diagnosed with leukemia. She shaved her head, and her mother did too to show support. Then, they heard about Dana and the henna crowns. Henna is a kind of dye that people can use on their skin to create a temporary design. In this case, Dana’s placing a henna crown, or a design right on Alex’s head.

“It's a very healing art,” Dana says. “It is a touching and emotional experience to be able to gift art and it's wearable art to somebody who's going through the hardest days of their lives to be able to bring a little bit of joy. It's very important.”

Dana did this for Alex for free, and after she was done, you could see immediately that Alex does feel like the princess she has always been.

To learn more about Henna and Cake: https://www.facebook.com/Henna-Cake-288259804890686/

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