Alabama teen donates hair to kids with cancer
Growing up, Kieran Moïse didn’t like haircuts and avoided them at all costs.
By the time he was graduating from high school, it had grown to 19 inches.
"It was really the biggest part of my personality." said Moïse.
But he knew that it would soon need to be cut.
"You had said you wanted to shave it at some point when we were at the St. Baldrick’s event. I guess the Air Force Academy just kind of gave you that timeline," said his mother Kelly Moïse.
He decided to started "Kieran’s Curls for Cancer" and donate his hair to Children With Hair Loss in honor of his childhood classmate who died from cancer.
"I knew I didn’t want it to just get cut off and thrown on the floor," said Moïse. So I wanted to give back."
His goal was to raise $1,000 per inch.
"I know that people are going to see that goal and want to help," he said.
"And then I guess people just loved the story and wanted to donate more."
In total they raised nearly $35,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
"He’s always been very giving and he’s always liked to give back," said his mother Kelly Moïse.
"So even when he was a little guy he was always trying to help others and I’m just, I’m super proud as a parent."
Moïse is glad his act of kindness is now inspiring others.
"I want other people to see that ‘hey if he’s doing this than so can I.’"
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