How One Young Entrepreneur Is Changing Lives One Headband At A Time

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During her junior at North Carolina State University, Jessica Ekstrom experienced a life changing moment that changed the trajectory of her life.

While volunteering for the Make-A-Wish foundation, she would spend time with young children battling life threatening illnesses. One thing she noticed was that young girls who lost their hair from chemotherapy treatment preferred to to wear headbands instead of wigs. Inspired by the courage of the young girls and seeing a void to fulfill their wishes, Jessica created Headbands of Hope.

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One thought on “How One Young Entrepreneur Is Changing Lives One Headband At A Time

  1. God raises up leaders to take on causes that are much greater than themselves. However, these causes are often first birthed as a result of a personal crisis or conviction; then this leads to a larger cause. Find something that you care about enough that you’d volunteer your Saturday without your friends and without putting it on Facebook for the social recognition. And if there’s a cause you care about but no group linked to it, start your own!

    Jessica Ekstrom experienced a life changing moment that changed the trajectory of her life. While volunteering for the Make-A-Wish foundation, she would spend time with young children battling life threatening illnesses. One thing she noticed was that young girls who lost their hair from chemotherapy treatment preferred to to wear headbands instead of wigs. Inspired by the courage of the young girls and seeing a void to fulfill their wishes, Jessica created Headbands of Hope.

    I wish that more and more people have entrepreneurial endeavors and discover that there are so many ways to get involved in social causes that it can be overwhelming.

    Best,

    Raj Kosaraju

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