Charity can inspire the most incredible acts of kindness. From running marathons dressed as Paddington Bear to pushing human limits in some of the planet’s most hostile environments, it seems there’s nothing that some people won’t do to help others. Although he didn’t scale Everest, this article is about a boy who put a lot on the line – only to be greeted by the most devastating news.
Seven-year-old Vinny Desautels, from Roseville in California, is a little boy who saw a need and responded to it with selflessness and love. When he reached the tender age of five, in fact, he decided to grow out his beautiful, blonde hair in order to donate it to children suffering from cancer. Fully committed to the cause, he had locks that gave Rapunzel a run for her money.
By March 2016 Vinny had some serious length to his hair. He’d let it grow for two years, and in that time it reached more than 1 foot in length, flowing past his young shoulders. He was doing so to help cancer patients, an amazing gesture for someone so young,