Boy Sports Controversial Pink Mohawk for Breast Cancer Awareness
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to support his mom who was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, 11-year-old Trevor Foster decided to take his support to the next level — with an awesome pink mohawk.
Unfortunately, as soon as Trevor stepped into school with his new hairstyle, the principal at Clifty Creek Elementary School immediately stopped him and told him that he will be unable to try out for the school basketball team, unless he changes his hair.
Trevor’s mom Stacey who is recovering from her latest surgery was disappointed and angry with the school’s decision.
“This was one way he thought he could support me through this surgery,” she said. “When parents have cancer we don’t really understand what our children go through. For him, it was his way of showing support for me all the way.”
Fortunately for the pink-haired boy, news went viral, prompting the school to reverse their initial decision. In fact, school officials not only allowed him to try out for the team, but they have also asked him to be a student council leader to help fundraise for breast cancer research and awareness.