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A teenage boy was diagnosed with cancer and as a result was in the hospital for several weeks to undergo radiation treatments and chemotherapy. During that time, he lost all of his hair. On the way home from the hospital, he was worried-not about the cancer, but about the embarrassment & shame of going back to school with a baldhead. The fear of being laughed at, ridiculed & mocked. He had already decided not to wear a wig or a hat.

When he arrived home, he walked in the front door and turned on the lights. To his surprise, about fifty of his friends jumped up and shouted, "Welcome home!"’ The boy looked around the room and could hardly believe his eyes-all fifty of his friends had shaved their heads!

Wouldn’t we all like to have caring friends who were so Sensitive & Committed to us that they would Sacrifice their hair for us if that’s what it took to make us feel Affirmed, Included, and Loved?