Layla Villegas, an 11 year old from Missouri City, is on a mission to raise money to support canine cancer research. After losing her loving friend, a standard poodle named Jasmine, to melanoma cancer two years ago, Layla began making beaded bracelets and necklaces to sell to earn money for her cause.
Beading day and night she created many unique and pretty pieces of jewelry and found great success selling them in the neighborhood. Layla soon recruited her younger sister and two friends to help in her efforts and together they formed “Jazzy’s Angels”.
Committed to their cause, the girls have worked long hours beading jewelry and selling to the neighbors, to joggers in the park, to parents at soccer matches and swim meets, to relatives and friends, and even at garage sales.
Recently they added juice pouch purses and hand made pillows (all sewn by the girls) to their inventory.
To date, “Jazzy Angels” have proudly earned over $600 in sales with all proceeds going to the American Academy of Veterinary Medicine Foundation, in memory of Jasmine.