FAIR OAKS, CA - It was a simple wish from 5-year-old Alexa Barry that brought the best out of the people in Sacramento and even people across the nation.
Alexa fought Leukemia for several months before it went into remission. However, her road to recovery required undergoing intensive chemotherapy, during which she lost all of her hair.
"I would give her a shower and all of it would come out in clumps. Then she said she wanted hair," Alexa's father Jason Barry explained last week.
Alexa wished she had hair for her first day of kindergarten.
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Employees at Natural Look Transitions, a hair salon that specializes in making customized hair pieces for cancer patients and burn victims, heard about Alexa's wish after her father called to ask about wigs. The salon held a fundraiser hoping to earn $2,000. In just five days after Alexa's story first aired on News10, they raised $4,000 with donations coming from across the country.
"I am feeling very blessed," Jason Barry said. "Makes me feel good that there is good mankind out there now."
On Tuesday, Alexa walked into her kindergarten class at California Montessori Project for the first time with confidence and a full head of hair.
After meeting her teacher, she explored her new classroom, with one less worry for girl who has already been through so much.