Despite being bullied for nearly two years, 8-year-old Christian McPhilamy from Melbourne Florida, grew his hair out. He grew it, and grew it, and grew it. All until he felt it was at an adequate length to donate to Children With Hair Loss after he saw a commercial for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. His mom explained that sometimes, people get cancer and it causes them to lose their hair.
Christian wanted to make a difference, and his mother explains on Facebook, she was "blown away" at his courage:
Usually when Christian sets his mind to something, he pretty much goes with it. He doesn't let anything falter his goals. I was pretty confident that he was actually going to follow through with it.
He has endured an awful lot of criticism, and yes even bullying, throughout this time. From his peers calling him a girl to even coaches and family friends telling him he should cut it or offering him money to.
Here's to you Christian, and you're our BAMF of the day!