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Camouflage Day and Dyllin
Dyllin: It's hard to believe that this guy is graduating high school this year!
Above is a picture of Dyllin when he was in my 5th grade class. After being diagnosed with a brain tumor is 2nd grade, Dyllin did his rounds of chemo and radiation and clearly had some surgery as evidenced by the scar across his head.
That day, Bald for Bucks 2011, Dyllin's mom literally raced him back to school after his appointment as Roswell. We waited for him to get back to have his own head shaved for cancer research. He and mom made it back, and he was the last to be shaved. Which is good news right? Well, the better news is that he got a clear bill of health that day!
When he was in elementary school, Dyllin's only wish was for kids to wear camouflage on his birthday. It became known as camouflage day.
Dyllin has been going bald ever since! I can't believe he is a senior this year. It seems like just yesterday, he was this little kid with a great personality fighting a big battle with a positive attitude. We wished him luck then, and we wish him luck now!
by Margie Dintino on Wed, Mar 14, 2018 @ 3:21 PM
Kiki, Mal and me!
Last year, two of my former students, Kiki and Mal came back to me and asked ME if I would be willing to cut their hair for Pantene Beautiful Lengths. I don't think they knew that I've never cut anyone's hair before EVER! I never cut my hair as a kid (my brother Tim did that) and I never cut my own kids' hair (we left that to the professional, Susie Mommy).
Of course, I said. To tell the truth, I was touched that they asked me. It would be my honor. The day of the event, I think I was more nervous than them, but I did it. And I didn't do too bad. But, I think I'm keeping my day job. These two girls were so brave and their adorable faces look cute with long hair, short hair or no hair!
It's only hair I tell them. It'll grow back. Admittedly, I don't know if I could do it. I've never had long hair so if it got long enough, I don't think I could cut it. And BALD? Never!
So, do me a favor and support the brave boys and girls in my school who are snipping, clipping and shaving their way to a cure for cancer. By donating to me, you are supporting them!
by Margie Dintino on Mon, Mar 05, 2018 @ 7:07 PM
My Incredible Students!!!
These 10 and 11 year olds are braver than most adults I know, including myself! First, they all honed their writing and public speaking skills to try to persuade students and staff to go bald. They visited all the classrooms in our little school to talk to each class about this worthwhile fundraiser. So, they not only served as ambassadors, many of them are going bald themselves! One of our ambassadors is donating her hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths and then going BALD! IMO, very brave to be vulnerable like that at this or any age. Right now, the member of our team with the most money raised is in my class! Incredible kids, right?
PLEASE SUPPORT THEM BY DONATING! You might just be helping someone you know or love as well!
by Margie Dintino on Mon, Feb 26, 2018 @ 7:25 PM