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Seven-year-old Ellie Whitfield, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in the spring of 2013, is the inspiration behind Ellie’s Hats.

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Hats for Ellie

Local organization collects hats for children with cancer.

When the school year began in 2013, Jay Coakley, a physical education teacher at Woodburn Elementary School in Falls Church noticed that one of his kindergarten students had an affinity for brightly colored hats.

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