It’s not often that an 18 year student becomes certified for a professional job, it’s even more rare for a 7 year old to accomplish that! But that’s the case when it comes to 7 year old Neijae Graham-Henries. Prior to starting in 2nd grade, she was become a certified barber and has started giving free haircuts to kids in Philadelphia as a means of community service.
It all started when Neijae followed her brother to a junior hair academy. Her brother wasn’t interested but it was an instant hit for her. According to CBS News, she was the only female in the class, and by the youngest yet she was not intimidated in the slightest. Her mom is proud of her passionate work over the past year and hopes her daughter continues to have strong passions throughout her life.
People from around the world have been so moved to help a sick boy from the UK, an anonymous donor has just contributed thousands of dollars to get him the treatment that he needs in the United States.
For the last month, money has been pouring in for 4-year-old Zac Oliver. The youngster has been fighting an extremely rare form of leukemia that only affects about 200 people in the world. Though he has been undergoing treatment in Telford, England, the chemotherapy sessions only guarantee him less than 25% chance of survival. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, however, offers a specialized kind of therapy that could raise his chances of survival up to 80%.
The cost of flying Zac and his family to the USA, as well as paying for the treatment and visas, came with a whopping price tag of $656,000. Zac’s hometown of Telford held an entire festival to raise money for his treatment. A local 13-year-old boy hoped to raise money for the cause by auctioning off an autographed football jersey – but the winning bidder was so moved by the teen’s motivation, he ended up donating the money and letting him keep the shirt.
The family finally reached their financial goal earlier this week when a mystery donor saw an article in the Daily Mail about Zac’s journey. Though the man requested that his identity be kept anonymous, he contributed the final $131,000 necessary to fly the boy to America for his treatment.
Once all of the donations are processed, Zac and his family will be flying to America in one month. Until then, he will be recovering from a final round of chemotherapy at the Princess Royal Hospital. His parents have added that any money leftover from the trip will be donated to help other sick children in need.