Sometimes it doesn't take much to make a difference in someone's life. One North Carolina educator is proving this in an unexpected but amazing way.
John Sigmon, a teacher at Southeast Middle School in Kernersville is known among the school community for his bright-colored hair. No, he isn't jumping on the millennial pink bandwagon, he is actually doing it for a wonderful cause.
The sixth grade teacher is dying his hair a different color every week to help a child in need.
See, Sigmon is trying to raise money to buy a service dog for 6-year-old Warren Van Tassel, a first grader who suffers from epilepsy. Warren was diagnosed with the disorder since he was 15 months old and because of the seizures, he needs a service dog to help him through episodes.
Unfortunately, these dogs are expensive to obtain and Warren's family can't afford the $15,000 price tag.
In order to make sure Warren gets a dog sooner than later, Sigmon got his class involved in the cause. He challenged his sixth graders to fundraiser that would allow the student who raises the most money to choose his hair color for a week.
So far Sigmon's class has raised over $500.
“Anytime we can be a positive influence, not just on somebody in need, but also get other people involved, that's what we're here for,” said Sigmon.
After 4 weeks, the teacher plans to shave his locks off.
This isn't the first time Sigmon is extending a hand to help. In 2014, he shaved his head bald after his students raised $2,500 for a classmate diagnosed with Leukemia. What a selfless man!
Hopefully Warren gets his new companion as soon as possible.
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