After seeing a commercial for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 8-year-old Christian McPhilamy decided to do something remarkable. The commercial motivated Christian to spend time researching with his mom for information related to the organization's cause, which eventually led him to another non-profit called Children With Hair Loss. He learned that this organization accepts human hair donations in order to create wigs for children with medical conditions that cause them to lose their hair (e.g. alopecia and cancer).
Over the course of two years, Christian grew out his hair so that he could donate it to the brave children that receive these meaningful contributions. Unfortunately, it wasn't always easy.” He has endured an awful lot of criticism, and yes even bullying, throughout this time,” his mother Deeanna wrote on Facebook. “From his peers calling him a girl to even coaches and family friends telling him he should cut it or offering him money to. Even still, he has never once strayed from his goal and always took the time to educate others on why he made the choice to grow his hair. I am one proud mommy as always.”
Despite discouragement, Christian continued on with his heartwarming mission and ended up donating four 10-inch ponytails to children in need.