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Young Boy Grows His Hair Out So He Can Make A Wig For Friend With Alopecia

Written by Beatriz Sanchez
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Meet Tyler Boone, a 10-year-old boy from Georgia with a very big heart. He’s been letting his hair grow out for two years to help his friend, Gabby Ruiz, 12, who suffers from a disorder that makes her lose her hair.

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Gabby was diagnosed with Alopecia areata, a hair loss disorder, at a very young age. Although she has gone through several treatments, it has been impossible for her to grow her own hair--so Tyler decided to grow it for her.

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The two of them have known each other since they were toddlers but live very far away from each other. However, that hasn’t stopped them to have a very tight friendship.

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Tyler's hair is so long that he’s been mistaken for a girl countless times, but he doesn’t care. He knows he's doing it for a good cause. ‘I’m used to it,’ he told ABC News.

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The two of them have known each other since they were toddlers but live very far away from each other. However, that hasn’t stopped them to have a very tight friendship.

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Tyler's hair is so long that he’s been mistaken for a girl countless times, but he doesn’t care. He knows he's doing it for a good cause. ‘I’m used to it,’ he told ABC News.

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