( ENSPIRE HEROES ) 10-Year-Old Boy Grows Hair To Make Wig For Friend With Alopecia
At the age of 4, Gabby Ruiz, now 12, was diagnosed with alopecia areata, a skin condition that causes hair loss, and given the high price of a proper good wig, she has generally worn headbands or hats, and done without a replacement hairpiece.
When she met her friend Tyler, 10, in 2014, he asked Gabby’s mom, Emilia, what he “could do to make her feel better”, Tyler’s dad, Jason, told Buzzfeed News.
Since real hair wigs are expensive, she’s generally worn headbands or hats and gone without a wig.
Tyler decided to grow his hair out for two whole years to 10-inches, which he then donated to nonprofit Children With Hair Loss to make a wig for his buddy. Tyler let Gabby cut his hair when he’d reached his limit. Gabby’s mum said, “it’s a sweet thing that a kid at his age would want to do that for a friend.”
Proof, then, that not all heroes wear capes, or live on the pages of comic books.