A 10-year-old, with a heart for service, decided to grow her for over a year in order to help other children in need.
Abby Moses, a fourth grader at Williamsburg Independent Schools, donated nine inches of her hair to help children with cancer.
Moses got her hair cut on June 21 at Teasin Hair Salon in Williamsburg.
Moses said a fundraiser she was doing at school for St. Jude’s Hospital inspired her to grow her hair.
She said that she didn’t want children to get bullied because they didn’t have hair.
She said although she has never experienced anyone being bullied because they didn’t have hair, she knew that when people had cancer they had to do treatments that made them lose their hair.
Her grandfather, Danny Moses, said “We’re proud of her for thinking to do that.”
Her mother, Natasha Moses, said that it was hard for her to talk about it because it made her cry thinking about the good her child was doing.
“We are super proud of her…it shows alot about a child’s character when they decide to do something for someone else and is always willing to help others,” said Natasha Moses. “Not many 10-year-olds will choose to do something because it will benefit or help others, but those are things she thinks of every day.”
This was the first time Abby grew her hair specifically to donate, but she plans to grow it out again so that she can continue to donate.