When Christian McPhilamy was six years old, he was inspired by a commercial for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and decided he wanted to help young people with cancer. He decided that day that he wanted to grow his hair long and donate it to make wigs for children with cancer.
So for 2 and a half years, Christian grew his hair out. He was made fun of at school for it, often mistaken for a girl, but that never deterred him from doing what he thought was right.
“Some people tried to call me a girl,” McPhilamy told Florida Today. He said that made him feel bad, but it never stopped him from helping young people with cancer.
I really hope those bullies realize how mean they were being now. We applaud Christian for stepping up and doing what he could to make the lives of others better. The world needs more of that.