West End salon partners up with Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital

West End salon partners up with Vanderbilt Children's Hospital (Image 1)

A West End salon is helping patients at Monroe Carell Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt take their minds off their treatment with a unique partnership.

The William Edge Salon, located on Elliston Place, is donating $1 from every service, from hair cuts and colors to massages, provided to customers to the children's hospital.

On Friday, Vanderbilt patient Katie Roy received special treatment at the salon.

“Looking at me, you don't think I am sick,” she said.

 At the age of three, Katie was diagnosed with a rare metabolic disorder called cystinosis, a condition that claimed the lives of her mother's three siblings.

“She's a miracle to be here today. I've literally witnessed twice her life saved,” Katie's mother Jenni Kloete said.

Katie spent much of the first decade of her life sick. At the age of 10, Katie's mother donated one of her kidneys to her daughter.

“I love that hospital. They've been amazing to me,” Katie told Nashville's News 2.

On Friday Katie and her mother were treated to a day of full services at the William Edge Salon.

“I don't ever get my hair done ever and they colored my hair and dolled me up and it just feels so nice,” Katie said.

The William Edge Salon is hosting a celebration until 10 p.m. Friday with fashion shoots, live music and food.

The event is free and open to the public.

The William Edge Salon in Spring Hill is also participating in the ongoing partnership with Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.

For more information on the William Edge Salon visit their Web site.

Click here for more information on Monroe Carell Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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