10-Year-Old Grows Out His Hair For Cancer Patients

As the saying goes, sometimes good things come in small packages. Sometimes, however, good things come from small packages like the small, but huge heart of an 8-year old boy.

Thomas Moore, a now 10-year old boy from Maryland, has been growing out his hair for two years with the intention of chopping it all off to donate to chemotherapy patients. One day two years ago, Moore noticed a video his mother, Angie Pulos was watching on Facebook that featured children who were battling cancer and their bald heads from chemotherapy. After his mother explained how and why kids his age would lose their hair from cancer treatment, something about resonated in the young boy’s heart, and from that moment on, he decided he’d grow his hair out to donate to kids who were battling cancer and undergoing chemotherapy.

Boy, did he. Moore not only grew out his hair, he grew out a LOT of hair! Over the course of two years, he sprouted some seriously beautiful locks, and an ample amount of them.

When the time came to chop off his hair, he ended up with enough hair to not make just one wig, but three wigs! The over ten ponytails that were clipped off his head measured over a foot in length each!




Moore’s aunt Amber Ray documented the process via her Twitter account, showing the many stages of his hair growth. Moore didn’t set a timeframe for the hair growth and sometimes, the growing went tough, but Moore’s family helped him stay on track by reminding him why he was doing what he was doing. When the time finally came to chop off his hair, Moore was nervous, but according to his aunt, “He said he felt good about it and hoped it would make other people happy.”