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Boy Grows His Own Hair For Charity And Didn’t Let Bullies Stop Him.

8-year-old boy decided to grow his own hair to help some kids with cancer who lost theirs.

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What will make a young boy grow his own hair long enough like a girl and stand being teased by other people? It’s inspiring to know that for 8-year-old Christian McPhilamy, it only took a commercial he saw on TV to do such. The said advertisement was for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with many children who are sick and without hair.

After his mom explained about chemotherapy and its side effects, he figured out what to do next. Christian came to a decision–to grow his hair out long enough to donate it to the young cancer patients who need it more.

After two years, Christian is rocking his 10-inches long hair.

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He decided to grow his hair to help some kids who had lost theirs.

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The road to completing Christian’s good deed has been a tough one though. He experienced being ridiculed and bullied because of his long hair. There are many instances when kids, even adults would call him ‘a girl’ while some offered money for him to cut it.  Christian’s mother Deeanna Thomas said,

‘He has endured an awful lot of criticism, and yes even bullying, throughout this time.’

Despite the challenges, this brave and kindhearted boy didn’t quit and patiently waited for 2 years before getting a haircut since the donated hair should be about 10-inches long.

He was bullied, some would even call him ‘a girl’ but he didn’t let  those things stop him. Here’s a photo of Christian with his hair tied up in ponytails so it would be easier to collect it.

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He even took the time to explain his mission to people.

‘He held his head high and he never once said that he wanted to cut it off,’ his proud mother said.

Here he is all smiles after the big cut. The shirt says it all, this kid is awesome!

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Christian’s hair placed in zip lock bags, sealed and ready to donate.

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After the long wait, he finally got his well deserved haircut and he’s more than happy that he was able to help too.

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Christian’s family was so proud of him when he accomplished his mission and didn’t let other people stop him from doing so. Christine Wong, COO of Children With Hair Loss — the charity that received Christian’s hair was also impressed. Typically, only about one in 50 donations comes from a boy.


Meanwhile, Christian is now sporting a new look–back to his shorter hair and he is even more glad that he was able to help some kids. Such a sweet boy. He can also be an inspiration and a role model to other children.

To learn more about hair donation, you may check the Children With Hair Loss website.

H/T: Viral Nova via Today, Mashable

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Dog Saves Owner from Violent Asperger’s Meltdown

She trained her 4-year-old Rottweiler Samson to stop her from self-harming.

One of the challenges that patients of Asperger’s Syndrome has is the capacity for self-harming. It may seem like a hopeless situation for some but Danielle Jacobs found a way to help herself deal with the problem with the aid of her loving dog, Samson.

She was diagnosed with the disease in 2013. She trained her 4-year old Rottweiler to stop her from hurting herself whenever she gets into her self-harming episodes.

“This is what having Aspergers is like,” Jacobs narrates on YouTube. “This is what’s considered a meltdown…I trained him to alert to depressive episodes and self harm not both but he alerted.”

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Touching Short Film Documents Mothers’ Love Through The Eyes and Voices of Young Children

Moms: let the children tell you how much you are appreciated!

It is an understatement to say that a mother's love is immeasurable. For mothers, it is but natural to do everything for their kids. They've embraced their roles as the primary carers and guardians of their children and they show it in simple yet very meaningful ways. For them, nothing is extraordinary with their daily chores as they do it out of love and honor to their children. They do things without expecting anything in return because even if they sometimes feel the burden of taking care of the home, they are, at the end of the day, happy and fulfilled.

In this short film/ video that we found, the maker, Matt Bieler, got inspired by his sister who is taking care of her three children. So he created this short clip entitled "3 Queens," which feature moms' selfless deeds for their children. It is really touching and after watching the video, we can't help but recall everything our mothers did for us when we were still young. Furthermore, we are pretty sure mothers whose kids have already grown up miss these types of daily tasks.

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Graffiti Artist Chose Facebook Stock Instead Of $60,000 Cash, Makes $200 Million.

Facebook graffiti artist takes Facebook stock instead of the $60,000 cash he was offered as a payment for his paintings.

Since it started in 2004, Facebook has been such a great influence to billions of people worldwide. Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz and Sean Parker are only some of the biggest names behind the famous social networking site. Success doesn't happen overnight--they took risks, gambled and worked their way to the top. Facebook's very own graffiti artist David Choe share the same story.

Although he initially thought that Facebook  was 'ridiculous and pointless,' Mr. Choe , a habitual gambler chose to receive company stock in lieu of cash payment when he spray-painted the first Facebook offices in 2005. During his appearance on The Howard Stern Show in 2012, he discussed his life changing windfall and talked about the money he was then-supposed to receive from his Facebook stock.

Three of the biggest names behind Facebook.

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