HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Freshmen at U.S. navy faculties should typically minimize their hair upon the beginning of their schooling. For one current graduate of New Century Expertise Excessive Faculty, this college-prep-step was about greater than only a journey to the barber.
Kieran Moise has solely gotten a handful of haircuts in his complete life, however right this moment he sat in entrance of a crowd at Straight To Ale, which he calls a hub of town, to get a minimize for the primary time in “4 or six years,” Moise mentioned.
“I hated haircuts, that’s in all probability the most important motive. My dad all the time wished me to chop it brief however that was all the time a factor individuals seen me for,” he mentioned.
He was impressed to donate 19 inches of hair after seeing St. Baldrick’s doing a fundraiser on the town. The wigs will go to most cancers sufferers.
Household and buddies surrounded him and cheered him on, some even becoming a member of within the chopping enjoyable.
Collectively, they closed this chapter of his life, and ushered within the subsequent.
“I’ll lose a part of my character but additionally acquire one thing,” Moise mentioned.
He’s beginning his faculty profession at the US Air Pressure Academy in lower than a month. As if donating his hair wasn’t sufficient, within the weeks main as much as this occasion, he additionally began a web based fundraiser, “Curls for Most cancers.” The proceeds profit St. Jude’s hospital.
St. Jude’s is a company Moise has held near his coronary heart for years.
“I did have a buddy, Josh Quist, who handed away in my Eighth-grade yr, and I knew St. Jude helped his household so I knew that was a great firm to provide to,” Moise mentioned.
Moise’s mom, Kelly Moise, mentioned whereas it was exhausting to see her son change such an enormous a part of himself by means of his haircut, she’s proud that he did it for a trigger.
“As a mother, you wish to increase good youngsters,” Kelly Moise mentioned.
Kieran Moise desires others to suppose exterior of themselves, and he hopes his haircut makes them wish to contemplate donating too.
“I hope this conjures up different individuals to do the identical factor. There’s a size requirement however that’s just about it to donate their hair. If anybody else desires to donate their hair or begin their very own fundraiser, they will,” he mentioned.
The St. Jude donation portal will stay open by means of Memorial Day. To be taught extra, click on here.
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