In March of 2014, our son Joshua, then a newly-minted three-year-old, shaved his head for St. Baldrick’s for the first time, in support of his sister Rebecca, who at the time seemed to be in remission. This coming Sunday, now in support of all St. Baldrick’s beneficiaries and in memory of the sister with whom he shared so much love, he’ll shave his head for the fifth time. He’s been letting his hair grow out since the start of the year just for this occasion, and he’s already looking forward to 2020, when he will officially become a Knight of the Bald Table — at the age of nine.
As he was last year, Joshua is a member of Team Fairfax, representing the elementary school all three of our kids have attended. This year he was designated a Team Captain despite only being a first-grader.
Joshua surpassed his initial goal and set a new, much more ambitious threshold of $1,200. As I write this, he’s just over $150 away. If you can help him get over and beyond that line, he — and I — would very much appreciate it.