Thomas Moore, a ten year old boy, was with his mom one day when they stumbled upon a Facebook video. In that video they saw a young girl named Kyssi Andrews who was fighting pediatric cancer. Kyssi was battling cancer, and because of this she lost her hair. Thomas was confused as to why Kyssi did not have any hair. His mom, Angie Polussat, sat him down and explained to him how some cancer treatments cause you to lose your hair. His mom stated, “Once I explained that she had cancer, and what cancer was, and how chemo affected the body he immediately decided he wanted to grow his hair long again and give it to Kyssi”
Thomas felt like he needed to do something about it. He decided to grow his hair out for the cancer patients. Approximately two and a half years later, Thomas was able to donate sixteen inches of his hair to cancer patients. This much hair was able to help two cancer patients. Thomas stated, “I figured it would be the right thing to do, to donate my hair to her. I felt like sad and I also felt heroic.” Thomas said.
His aunt took to Twitter to tweet about her nephews great deed. The tweet got over 57,000 retweets and 120,000 likes.
In the time it took Thomas to grow out his hair, Kyssi Andrews had lost her battle with cancer. Kyssi’s mom took to social media to thank Thomas saying, “To know that my sweet ANGEL Kyssi is still an inspiration, even in her absence from the earth makes me one PROUD mom. Her LEGACY lives.” Thomas, now in the fifth grade, says that he wants to start the whole process over and do it again.