McKinney students shave heads to support schoolmate with cancer

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by STEVE STOLER

WFAA

Posted on February 24, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 24 at 7:22 PM

McKINNEY -- A dozen youngsters at a North Texas Elementary are classic examples of what Rachel's Challenge is all about.

They collectively showed a heartwarming act of kindness to a classmate who has cancer.

Twelve boys at McKinney's McClure Elementary were drawn together to support a classmate - a kindergartner who lost his hair while undergoing chemotherapy.

"Well, our kindergartner friend was alone, and you know, kind of feels bad,” said Ian Cano, fifth grader. “So I did it for support and kindness."

The boys range in age from five years old to eleven. Some of them don't even know the little boy who is fighting cancer.

McClure Elementary takes part in Rachel's Challenge. The chain reaction of kindness is what Rachel’s Challenge is all about and for these boys this good deed also provided a lesson in life.

Rachel's Challenge, of course, is named for Rachel Scott, the first victim in the Columbine shootings. She had a theory if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, it will start a chain reaction of the same.

E-mail sstoler@wfaa.com

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