Many people grow their hair out for charities that create wigs for cancer patients, who often lose it due to chemotherapy. Another disease that affects hair growth is alopecia. One little girl with the disease wasn’t able to afford a wig, so a close friend grew his out.
For two years.
A ten-year-old boy, Tyler Boone, wanted to help his friend who couldn’t grow hair. The young girl, Gabby Ruiz, was diagnosed with alopecia areata at the age of four. It causes sudden hair loss and there is no cure.
The two grew close after meeting each other three years ago. After Boone saw the emotional toll the disease took on her, he asked how he could help. That’s when he decided to grow his hair out for her.
Two years later, Boone had his hair cut off by Children With Hair Loss. It’s a non-profit organization that turns human hair into wigs for sick children, including Ruiz.
Boone is a reminder to all of us to be a little more compassionate.
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