Professional hairstylist uses skills to help families at Riley Hospital for Children – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. (WISH) – At 27 weeks she weighed just one pound, and had a long road ahead of her.

Amelia Pulley was born prematurely, 4 years ago. She was in the NICU at Riley Hospital for Children for 125 days. The Ronald McDonald House became her mother’s home away from home.

“Its huge, Ronald McDonald House is such an amazing place to be able to take care of yourself, but not take away from being with your family,” her mother Sarah Pulley said.

Amelia Pulley is now a healthy four-year-old and Sarah Pulley owns and operates a hair salon in Carmel called Three Seventeen.

Sarah Pulley felt a calling to make a difference for those going through the same hardships she and her family went through. Her idea was to start with volunteering.

“How can I best serve Ronald McDonald House and the people?” … it came up that I owned a salon and she said there’s this space that they’re trying to put together,” Sarah Pulley said.

It started with donating a chair, then it turned into her time and money, making the salon come together. The salon is located in Riley Hospital, making it simple for parents going through a stressful time to get some much needed pampering.

“Whether it’s the next diagnosis, or issue that comes up, just giving you that little bit of strength back. It’s huge,” Sarah Pulley said.

Sarah Pulley says if it makes a difference for just one person, it’s well worth it.

“It’s just that one-on-one time with someone. Just time to relax. To have that peace in the storm I guess,” Sarah Pulley said.

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