Hairy Situation


Gerardo Garcia wanted to grow his hair long so he could donate it to a group that makes wigs for children who lose their own hair due to cancer treatment. He says he was motivated by his own family's history of cancer. But he attends Harlingen, Texas, South High School, which forbids boys, but not girls, from growing their hair past their shoulders. And the school refuses to allow him to grow his hair long. It has offered to donate $500 in his name, which was provided by an anonymous donor, to the American Cancer Society.