There are going to be times when you find yourself challenged even when doing the right thing. That was the experience of a 9-year-old from Anthem, Arizona, named Brodie Southgate who loves helping others. He chose to help out other kids and he did it one lock of hair at a time. “I decided to grow my hair out because I thought the children that had cancer needed hair,” Brodie said “I liked having my hair long, so I decided to donate it again for the second time.”
The nonprofit that Brodie chose to help is called Children With Hair Loss which while helping children fighting cancer, also helps provide wigs to kids who have lost their hair due to alopecia, trichotillomania and severe burns.
But this good deed has not come without its difficulties; there is a certain stigma around boys with long hair and Brodie found himself getting bullied by some of the kids at school – “They thought it was crazy because I am a boy and they don’t usually see boys with long hair, and they also thought I was a girl,” he explained.
But he didn’t let that stop him, because he knew he was doing the right thing, and he did also receive a fair amount of support in his efforts and words of encouragement can go a long way. So kudos to Brodie Southgate for ignoring the negative and focusing on the positive. He’s your Good News Story of the Day today and you find the story in full here. Be sure to click through to see how the kids reacted to his buzz-cut and watch the video!
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