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6 Brothers Were Bullied For Years While Growing Their Hair Long To Make Wigs For Kids With Cancer
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6 Brothers Were Bullied For Years While Growing Their Hair Long To Make Wigs For Kids With Cancer

Meet Phoebe Kannisto and her six beautiful sons, all of whom are on an even more beautiful mission. They’ve all decided to grow and donate their hair to the young patients in need.

The guys who signed up for this are Kannisto’s oldest son, Andre (10 years old), 8-year-old identical twin sons Silas and Emerson, and 5-year-old fraternal triplets Herbie, Reed and Dexter. The 2-year-old daughter Marah Taylor had to sit this one out because her hair was still a bit too short.

Monday was the day to make good on their promise, so they went to the local Hizair Hair Salon, which not only cut all those 17 feet of hair but also refused to take any payment, even working after hours. Eventually, the goods were then delivered to the Children with Hair Loss, an organization that provides hair replacements for kids with medically related hair loss.

Of course, the cutting part wasn’t the hard one, as the guys were growing their hair from one year to even five. And during that, some kids even got bullied at school because of it. But luckily, they’ve developed “a thick skin” which helped them ignore the criticism, and keep their sights on their goal, which is helping others in need.

Kannisto said she’s “so proud” of her boys: “I love that they want to help other children,” she told HuffPost. “They’re already making predictions on how long it will take them to grow their hair out to donate again.”

More info: Children with Hair Loss (h/t: huffpost)

Meet Phoebe Kannisto and her six boys

They have been growing their hair from 1 year to as long as 5 years

During that, some kids even got bullied at school because of it

But luckily, they’ve developed “a thick skin” which helped them ignore the criticism, and keep their sights on their goal…

Which is helping others in need:

The local Hizair Hair Salon worked after hours, refusing any pay for their work

And in the end, they cut 17 feet of hair, which will now go to the kids in need

Here’s just a small bit of the positive feedback they’ve received:

Not all heroes wear capes, some wear long hair instead!

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John L
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5 years ago

In order to prevent any teasing, why didn't she teach them how to tie the hair in a bob, behind the head, just like the Vikings used to do? That way she would use that to show their masculinity. Of course, they could go to school carrying an axe, or sword, for reinforcement. LOL!

Amber Ice
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5 years ago

Who says they didn't have their hair tied in a bob or something? This was just the before and after photoshoot..

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Lara B.
Community Member
5 years ago

Amazing! I love the courage and commitment your boys have, despite being picked on and teased. Giving all of you the greatest of hugs ❤️

Shelly Diah Anggraeni
Community Member
5 years ago

"Not all heroes wear capes, some wear long hair instead!" Love the caption :D

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John L
Community Member
5 years ago

In order to prevent any teasing, why didn't she teach them how to tie the hair in a bob, behind the head, just like the Vikings used to do? That way she would use that to show their masculinity. Of course, they could go to school carrying an axe, or sword, for reinforcement. LOL!

Amber Ice
Community Member
5 years ago

Who says they didn't have their hair tied in a bob or something? This was just the before and after photoshoot..

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Lara B.
Community Member
5 years ago

Amazing! I love the courage and commitment your boys have, despite being picked on and teased. Giving all of you the greatest of hugs ❤️

Shelly Diah Anggraeni
Community Member
5 years ago

"Not all heroes wear capes, some wear long hair instead!" Love the caption :D

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