Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tuesday's Tale: What is it About Kids Today?

What is it about kids today...
self centered,
greedy,
uncaring,
unfeeling,
whiny,
over-inflated egos,
with the attitude of entitlement
and so on...

Right?

WRONG!

I was witness to something especially amazing this past Friday. There is a courageous young man in Munchie's 7th grade class who is undergoing treatment for osteocarcinoma: cancer of the bone. This young man recently turned 13 and a celebration was held in his honor at his school, attended by the whole 7th grade class.

(Don't you just love that smile? And that Grover hat, too?)

In addition to birthday cake, streamers and balloons, music blasting on loud speakers outside, there was something quite different going on in the middle school lobby:

As an outward sign of support, and to give encouragement to this young man as he battles cancer, many shaved had their heads and/or donated their hair to Locks of Love in his honor.

Participating were teachers...




students...

 








Munchie Boy...



a parent or two...


and even a brave young lady, who not only donated to Locks of Love, but had her head shaved as well as a show of solidarity...



Students gathered at the rafters, windows, and doorways to cheer them on...



What a great looking bunch, don't you think?


This was a truly wonderful celebration of HOPE! 


5 comments:

Brian Miller said...

that is truly awesome...

Tracy said...

what a wonderful story!

Jenny said...

What a heart warming story. Kids will give of their hearts if they only know how to do it!

Sue said...

Warms my heart! Thanks for sharing this, Polly.

=)

Tina said...

Thanks, Polly dearest! I needed to hear a tale like this. YellowBoy has been enduring relentless bullying at school. Made say, "It doesn't matter what school you go to, there will be kids who bully." Apparently there is an exception to that rule and I'm glad sweet Munchie gets to attend there.
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