A young boy has gone viral after shaving his head in support of his sick classmate and friend who’s suffering from cancer.
7-year-old Olly Spencer is a brave young man who decided to cut off his golden locks in order for his friend, who is dealing with cancer, not to feel different than the rest.
“When Tommy-Lee had no hair, it made me feel sad and I didn’t want him to be alone. I wanted to help Tommy-Lee as he has cancer and I wanted the cancer to go away,” Olly said in an interview.
“I raised money for the charity that supports him and others by shaving my head, so we could both be bald together.”
After the young boy’s unusual decision, his supportive mother Sally spoke out and said she couldn’t be any prouder of her son.
“Olly has always been helpful to his peers. Tommy-Lee started school in the new term and Olly went out of his way to ensure he felt welcomed and not alone,” she said.
“When Olly made friends with Tommy-Lee, he soon realized something wasn’t right. He came to terms with knowing Tommy-Lee was ill, but didn’t know what the illness was.
“After several days he came home from school and said, ‘I want to help people like Tommy-Lee, I don’t want him to be at school alone with no hair, I want to shave my head.’”
After the 7-year-old’s decision to cut his hair, Olly and Tommy have become best friends.
“Tommy-Lee was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, which was totally unexpected. It devastated our family and turned our lives upside down overnight,” Kelly, the sick boy’s mum, added.
“It made our hearts stop as it was such a shock and put a lot of strain on the family, but he continues to be a very happy, positive little boy and he amazes me every day.”
Besides shaving his head, Olly has also managed to raise $1,500 for other cancer sufferers after his story went viral.
“After people heard the story of Olly and Tommy-Lee the funds soon started to come in. Olly and Tommy-Lee have become very close friends, often telling each other ‘you’re my best friend,’” Sally expressed.
“We are all so proud of Olly, not only for being brave enough at his age to carry out such a daring event, but also supporting his friend in a way that only true friends can.”
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