Boy Grows Out Hair for Nearly Three Years to Donate to Cancer Patient

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Long hair…this kid does care!

When (then) 8-year-old Thomas Moore from Maryland found out how brutal cancer is to the body–as explained by his mom Angie Polus after watching  a video of 5-year-old cancer patient Kyssi Andrews, he decided to donate his not quite long enough locks.

“Once I explained that she had cancer, and what cancer was, and how chemo affected the body he immediately decided he wanted to grow his hair long again and give it to Kyssi,” Polus says.

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It took Thomas two years to grow out his love locs. Sadly, Kyssi passed away June 2015. Yet, it made Thomas even more determined to grow out his hair to help others.

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Thomas’ hair journey from a Luda-style afro, Solange-esque curls circa Sol-Angel & The Hadley St. Dreams and over the shoulder was all worth it.

This month, at 10, he was finally able to cut his hair. His aunt tweeted the news, which was retweeted over 61,000 times and liked 121,000 times.

Thomas’ beautiful mane was made into three wigs for sick children, reports Scary Mommy.

As if that’s not a reward in and of its self, NBA player Derek Anderson will present Thomas with his Act of Kindness Award through his foundation Stamina in October.

Thomas told Scary Mommy he’s just happy his hair doesn’t get caught in the bushes when he plays outside.

Fair enough.

 

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY | Move Over Batgirl, Here’s Moxie!!

Who rules the reading world? GIRLS!! Natalie hoisting up those 16 Gs for her creativity.  Image Courtesy: diana_emuge

Who rules the reading world? GIRLS!! Natalie hoisting up those 16 Gs for her creativity.
Image Courtesy: diana_emuge

When 7-year-old Natalie McGriff (all Natalies are geniuses, just saying.) didn’t think she had good hair because it’s natural, her mom came up with a radical idea.

Let’s celebrate it and make those afro puffs a superpower. Cue “The Adventures of Moxie Girl,” comic book based on a pig-tailed version of Natalie. One thing they have in common: they both hated their hair. But that all changes when she uses a shampoo that gives her hair superpowers.

moxie“Moxie Girl” was created in December and sought crowdfunding site One Spark.

ABC News reports, the Jacksonville, Florida mom-and-daughter duo won a $16,000 prize in the “education” category at the crowdfunding festival, which will go towards publishing “Moxie Girl.”

They estimate publishing the comic book in June.

Angela Nixon–Nat’s mom–says the comic kills two birds with one stone: offers very much needed images of black girls that look (natural hair and all) and sound just like them (that can kick butt), and ignite a love of reading.

Angela Nixon told ABC News this about the project:

We want girls of color to know they’re awesome,that they have moxie and that they’re young queens who should be proud of who they are and who they represent.

Don’t know about y’all, but I’ll be scooping this up for my niece when I see it in bookstores.

Happy Reading!!