Inside Mrs. Dalton's classroom at Breckenridge Middle School in Roanoke you'll see something that stands out. In a sea of tousled hair and long locks, eleven year old Bryce Moore has a noticeably bald head.
"It was mainly his idea," said his mother Keli Moore. She's the one who actually took the razor to his head. "I agreed and went out on the balcony and I buzzed it off," Keli Moore said.
Bryce Moore smiled as he described the day this past summer when his mom shaved his head. The middle school student admits his head does get cold.
It's a very small price to pay for the huge gesture his shaved head represents. Bryce Moore shaved his head to support his 8 year old cousin Johnny who was diagnosed with leukemia. His cousin lives in North Carolina but the two boys are close.
"Yea they are buds," Keli Moore said. "They're pretty close when they're together."
The support her child is showing makes this mother proud. "Bryce felt this was his way of showing support. This was pretty much the only way he could show his love and support for Johnny," Keli Moore said.
The boys talk on the phone to stay in touch. What was Johnny's response to what Bryce did?
"He was actually kind of happy I did it," Bryce Moore said. "He was really happy."
While Bryce Moore is at an age where it's cool to fit in he's proving it's even cooler to stand out for something worthwhile. "I'm just extremely proud of Byrce for the support he has for his cousin," Keli Moore said.