4th graders shave heads to support friend

4th graders shave heads to support friend


SAN DIEGO – A fourth grade boy fighting for his life recently discovered the power of friendship.

“I was diagnosed with a brain tumor,” Travis Selinka told Fox5.  “I went to Houston for radiation and I lost all my hair.”

After the seven weeks of radiation therapy, the bald 10-year-old was embarrassed to return to school.

“He was a little nervous about coming back only because he didn’t have hair,” Travis’ mother Lynne Selinka said. “He was afraid what the kids would think.”

His friends at El Camino Creek Elementary School were quick to pick up on Selinka’s feelings. Fifteen of them went to the barber shop and shaved their heads.kids-shave-heads

“Without me even knowing it, one of the boys got together with his mother and they planned a whole thing at this barbershop,” fourth grader teacher Karin Roberts said. “Since they did it, Travis hasn’t worn his hat. They all…

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