Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Bald IS Beautiful - update on my nephew, Marcus

Below I'll copy and paste what my sister wrote about the head shaving party held in honor of her son, Marcus. I'm posting some awesome pictures of the event! I am so glad that Marcus is doing so well and that so many people care about him and his family. The following pictures are 1) Many of the kids/teens who came to support Marcus in a head-shaving party. 2)top left to right: Mr. Dave Clark (school councelor), Kyle, Jeremy, Mr. Bob Henke (Vice-Principal) bottom L-R: Drew, Marcus and Trevor - all giving their meanest looks. 3)Marcus, Uncle Brian, Cousin Jenni (who donated her time and efforts to do all the shaving), Cousin Kevin, John (Marcus's dad), brothers: Noah, Aaron and Jackson. Karin - Marcus's mom doesn't seem to appear in any pictures - she was the photographer. :-)

"November 11, 2006

Wow! What a week we had! Wednesday we went to all the dr.'s and everything is looking good. Marcus has been pretty tired, and only went to 2 days of school this week, but he had a lot going on as well. After the long day at appointments we came home, had dinner then ran off to the Salon. My cousin, Jenni, volunteered to shave anyone that wanted it. So we met at her her Salon. What we didn't expect was that we had 22 people lined up to shave their heads along with Marcus, PLUS we had 20 girls there to help cheer on the boys, PLUS Marcus's school councelor and the VICE-PRICIPAL showed up to shave their heads as well, along with 2 brothers,an Uncle and a cousin. That place was so crowded, but it was a sight to see. When each boy got in the chair, all the girls ran over and ran their fingers through it for the last time. As soon as his turn was done, everyone would cheer loudly. I couldn't believe that one boy shaved off 5 inches of hair that took him 3 years to grow out plus it was soft and curly! When he went up for his turn, the girls took turns with scissors cutting curls off wishing they had his hair. It was just amazing. After it was all said and done, a co-worker of John's called a reporter for the local newspaper and now they are working on a story for monday. We tried to get everyone here for the photogragher, but we only ended up with 13 bald heads. It has been such an emotional support for Marcus that he hates to wear his beanie hat now. He is proud to be a part of his marching band buddies who all had to face snow the next morning... YIKES. " - - - written by Karen Russell

Here is the link to the news article: BALD IS BEAUTIFUL

The following are pictures of: 1)Marcus before - his hair was coming out in handfulls so he knew it was time for a shave! Then the picture of 2)Marcus After. He looks even more handsome afterwards! 3) John before the shave (Marcus's dad with a very nervous look on his face and his sons giving him bunny ears). 4) Marcus shaving his dad's head - looks like he is having a good time doing it too! 5) John afterwards. What a neat dad he is!

To read more updates and see more pictures feel free to go to Carepages name: MarcusRussell


Anonymous said...

Wow, talk about offering the world of support. Kudos to everyone!

jenny said...

Wow #2! I think this is awesome, nancy! I am so glad they have so much community support.

Tammy said...

What awesome friends!!!!