It was a little over 2 1/2 years ago when Florida resident Christian McPhilamy made the decision to grow his hair out long. He was only 6-years-old at the time when a TV commercial for a St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital inspired him to take action.
As his beautiful blonde hair grew longer and longer he was often mistaken for a girl and teased about it. He ignored the cruel jokes and misconceptions, knowing his end goal of making wigs for kids with cancer was much more important than the stupid things other kids had to say.
In an interview with Florida Today Christian said, “Some people tried to call me a girl.” He admits that this made him feel “not very good,” but he was too strong to let anything get in his way, which is exactly what makes him such a hero.
In the end Christian’s strong will, kind heart and determination won out. He successfully grew out 10-inches of his hair for the children’s cancer organization, Children With Hair Loss.