When Jackson Johnston's grandfather, affectionately known as Papa Rick, began to lose his hair — the result of chemotherapy treatments for a rare form of lymphoma — Jackson wanted to find a way to make him feel better. The year-old shaved his own head, and went to visit Papa to debut the buzz cut. But for Jackson, it was no big deal — of course he would support Papa, his best pal and fellow sports enthusiast. Kids at school, however, didn't get it. The sixth-grader told ABC News that, on his way to his first class, another student told him that he looked like he had cancer.
Principal Shaves Head to Prove a Point About Bullying
Principal gets his head shaved to support student who was bullied | Daily Mail Online
One middle school principal in Iowa shaved his head for an unlikely reason: to teach students a lesson about bullying. Principal Tom Hadley decided to shave his head in solidarity with a young boy being bullied. The year-old had recently learned that his grandpa had cancer, so he shaved his head to support him. However, when he went to school the next day, some students made unkind remarks about his haircut. His Papa Rick taught him things like how to play golf and other sports, and how to drive a boat. When Jackson found out his Papa had been diagnosed with Stage 4 Mantle cell lymphoma, his world collapsed. Of course, with the chemotherapy treatments, his hair started getting really thin and patchy.
Principal Shaves His Head for Bullied Student Supporting Sick Grandfather
The middle school principal taught an impactful empathy lesson after a student was bullied for showing solidarity for his grandfather with cancer—by shaving his own head! When sixth-grader Jackson Johnston's grandfather was diagnosed with cancer and began losing his hair as a result of the chemo treatments, the year-old made the very brave decision to shave his own head in a show of solidarity. Pretty awesome! But when Jackson proudly went to school afterwards, kids started to make fun of his new buzz cut, calling him "baldy" and telling him he looked liked a cancer patient himself. So cruel!
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