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William is battling Neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer which strikes children William is battling Neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer which strikes children
Christian Brown one of two girls giving up hair for Locks of Love Christian Brown one of two girls giving up hair for Locks of Love
SAVANNAH, GA -

A sick child is every parent's nightmare.  

And when it's a potential deadly disease, everyone's heart breaks.

But instead of dwelling on what might happen, one local family is fighting, and getting some help from their school and classmates of all ages.

Calleigh Peterson is a classmate of little William.
 
A 4-year old boy suffering from neuroblastoma, a potentially deadly form of cancer.  

The chemotherapy made William lose his hair, and made Calleigh think about how she might be able to help.

"I'm going to donate my hair," explains Calleigh.

The donation is in honor of her friend, William.  

William is undergoing treatment for neuroblastoma, a form of cancer that strikes hundreds of children each year.  

William can't be here to have fun with his friends, He's undergoing chemotherapy to shrink the tumor.  

Calleigh is here, and about to make a big sacrifice for her friend.

"She saw the picture of him where he had lost his hair and we talked about that's what chemo does, it makes you lose your hair," said Courtney Peterson, Calleigh's mom. "She said well I want to give him mine. Honey, I said I don't know if he can take it, but there are a lot of little girls out there who need it. And she said Mommy, I have lots to share, so can I give her mine?"

And that's what Calleigh did. With a few snips here and a few snips there, ten inches of hair from her head are now in her hands, and ready to help a child in need.

Right around the corner from that cut. A cheering section has developed for Christian Brown.  

The 8 and a half year old girl with flowing locks is about to get a trim herself, all for William.

"He is losing all his hair and it makes me real sad, so I want to help someone like him," explained Christian.

"He told his mom that his hair would grow back,"  remembers Tracy Brown, Christian's mother. "So she said you know what, hair does grow back. So she decided to cut hers to help someone else as well."

A gift of love that has touched this entire school, and brought smiles to the faces of the family in this fight.

"Just to feel the support of several hundred people wearing a shirt with your child's name on it. It gives me chill bumps just to think about it," said Amy Perry, 2nd grade teacher and organizer.

"If you could say anything to William?" we asked Christian.

"That I love him. I hope he feels better."

The entire event was the culmination of weeks of work and giving from everyone from day care and every class of Savannah Christian students.

In all the school raised almost $25,000 for William and his family's expenses, and collected 50 units of blood for other patients as well.

If you would like to help out, there's a bank account set up for him at Wells Fargo bank under "Warriors for William".

There is also a Facebook page.

Prayers for William
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Prayers-for-William-Webb/150827771748830>

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