An eight-year-old boy decided to grow his hair long after seeing children with cancer without hair.
Christian McPhilamy told his parents he wanted to donate hair to children who lose theirs due to chemotherapy.
Touched by their little boy’s compassion for others, his parents agreed. After two years, Christian was already sporting 10-inch ponytails.
But the boy endured bullying because of his long hair. His peers, and even adults, would call him a girl.
Despite the teasing, Christian stuck to his plan. He knew that he could make cancer patients happy.
Charity groups helping cancer patients only accepts donated hair that is at least 10 inches long. Christian patiently waited for his hair to reach that length.
When time came to chop his hair off, the boy tied up his long hair into ponytails so it was easier to collect the hair.
His family was extremely proud of him. His mother recalled how he would take the time to explain his goal to people who commented on his long hair.
“He held his head high and he never once said that he wanted to cut it off,” his mother said.
This boy is teaching the world the importance of compassion and of helping others in need even in small ways.
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