People fighting cancer need support from their friends and family more than anything, so when one Iowa sixth-grader found out his grandfather was sick with cancer, he decided to show his support by shaving his head.
The little boy, Jackson, told his mom his plans on Sunday and was so excited when all his hair was shaved off since it was the only way he could help his grandpa. However, when he got into school the next day, he was crushed when his classmates teased him for his new look.
Jackson’s mom was crushed to see her son so upset when he came home from school and decided to call the school’s principal, Tim Hadley. “Some of his friends came up to him and asked, ‘Hey, do you have cancer?’ or ‘Hey, baldy,’” Hadley said. “It really struck me. He’s just a kid. He’s already going through something with his grandpa. Stage four Lymphoma.”
Hadley came up with a plan and told Jackson to bring his hair clippers to school. The next day, Hadley called an unscheduled assembly with all of the staff and students. Hadley invited Jackson up with his clippers, sat down, and let Jackson shave all his hair off.
“I expect more from our students. I expect support and for us to be there for one another,” said Hadley. “Cause you know, we need each other at the end of the day.”
Watch the entire video below to see the incredible moment this principal decided to teach his students a very important lesson.
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