Showing kindness for a friend in need

, Written by Travis Koch, Posted: Wed, February 5 2014 at 12:51 PM, Updated: Wed, February 5 2014 at 1:08 PM

They met two years ago and today their friendship grew even closer. ten year old Kaylynn Belacastro sat infront of her entire fourth grade class at Eagle Rock Elementary school as another parent shaved her head.

 "When I found out she had cancer I didn't want her to be alone" Belacastro said.

Sponsoring her friend, Belacastro will donate eight inches of her hair to Locks of Love, a non-profit organization that provide hairpieces for children in need. A brave idea that made her friend Natalie happy.

Others have also showed their support for young Natalie Ortiz who diagnosed with leukemia recently. One of those people is her mother and father who sported similar bus-cuts to the assembly.

Much like the quote posted on the billboard sign outside the elementary school Dalai Lama says "Be kind whenever possible. It's always possible."


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Travis Koch

News at Sunrise Co-Anchor Travis Koch started his career as a filmmaker. He wrote and directed documentaries about traveling and extreme sports.

Among his many life experiences, he was a dog musher in Alaska and a baker in Minnesota. Travis began his career at NBC5 News as a weekend photographer and has continued to follow his dreams in television broadcasting and multimedia.

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