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11-Year-Old Boy Grows Hair Out for People in Need

Gabriel Haney

11-year-old, Gabriel Haney desire to give back started when he was younger as he watched his grandmother battle cancer.

Harley Haney, Gabriel’s mom, said as his grandmother lost her hair, the little boy wanted to start growing his out so he could donate it. However, that wasn’t an option because he was always allergic to the oils in his hair.

Gabriel’s grandmother battled cancer until her passing in November 2013. A few years later, Gabriel’s best friend was diagnosed with alopecia and lost all of her hair.

“He was so upset about it and said he wanted to grow his hair to make her a wig,” Haney told FOX 5.

This young mans name is Gabriel. Gabriel has spent over 3 years growing his hair long to donate. His grandmother had…

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Haney knew it would be tough for her son to grow out his hair due to his allergies, but agreed to let him try. He ended up growing it for more than three years, and as he was growing his hair out, his friend with alopecia was also able to grow her hair back.

“That was super exciting, but Gabriel still wanted to grow it for someone else to enjoy,” said Haney.

Following his haircut, Shalon Wilson, owner of Razzle Dazzle in Rockmart, shared several photos of Gabriel’s hair cut on Facebook and Instagram, and it’s no surprise he was that he had the biggest smile on his face.