More Important than Anything

“More Important than Anything,” Friend, July 2006, 43

More Important than Anything

I learned in school that some children have a disease called cancer and that the medicine they take can make them lose their hair. I was sad for them because not only are they sick, but other kids might make fun of them too. I found out that I could donate some of my own long hair to these children. My ballet school is very strict and wouldn’t let me dance in their recital with short hair. I worked hard all year so I could dance in the recital, but I didn’t care. I donated my hair because I knew Jesus would say that people are more important than anything else.

Maya P. H., age 6, Pennsylvania

Illustrated by Pat Hoggan