When Christian McPhilamy was six years old, he was inspired by a TV commercial on providing hair pieces to children with cancer done by St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
“Mommy, what’s that?” Christian asked his Mom. “That’s where you donate your hair to kids with cancer… to make wigs from your hair,” his Mom Deeanna Thomas replied. “I want to do that,” Christian said.
Along the way, Christian had to deal with some of the difficulties a young boy with long hair has, as his mother wrote:
“I just have to say that while Christian did receive some bullying and was called a girl A LOT, that is not what his story was supposed to be about. It’s supposed to be about what he did and the kindness and love for others that children have. My son never asked for recognition for what he was doing, he simply ‘wanted to give a wig away and help another child,’ in his own words.”
“His friends and teachers knew what he was doing and they supported him.”
After two and a half years, Christian cut his hair and was able to donate four 11-inch ponytails to Children With Hairloss.
Christian McPhilamy is an amazing example of the pure love of a child’s heart; that he would spend over two years of his early life in an effort to help other children who were suffering, and to selflessly do it even while enduring some teasing. His compassion and purity of heart has inspired tens of thousands of people around the world, and also ensured that several children with cancer will be able to have wigs to wear.
You are Loved.
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