Charity can help inspire the most incredible acts of kindness. Indeed, it seems as though there’s nothing that some people won’t do to help others – whether that involves running marathons dressed as Paddington Bear or pushing human limits in some of the planet’s most hostile environments. And even though he may have been just a child, Vinny Desautels put a lot on the line to assist other kids – only for him to be greeted by the most devastating news.
Desautels, from Roseville in California, is a little boy who saw a need and responded to it with selflessness and love. At the age of just five, in fact, he decided to grow out his hair in order to donate it to children suffering from cancer. And, eventually, he possessed locks that would give Rapunzel a run for her money.
Indeed, by March 2016 Vinny had some serious length to his hair. He’d let it grow for two years, and in that time his locks had begun to reach more than a foot from the top of his head. Some of his peers with cancer would not have been lucky enough to have possessed such a mane, however.