Tristen Ramirez is an incoming 8th grader at Medlin Middle School and one amazing kid. For most of his young life, Tristen had always had really long hair. Despite being teased and
frequently mistaken for a girl, Tristen rocked his long hair and eventually considered it his trademark.
Baseball has always been a passion for Tristen.Heading into his 7th-grade year while he was improving his pitching skills, Tristen discovered he was about to grow in an entirely different way.
Tristen’s pitching coach, Brian Holman, a former Seattle Mariners MLB pitcher, not only coaches youth like Tristen to become better athletes but inspires and stresses the importance of becoming well-rounded young men.
Inspired by Brian’s personal experience of overcoming adversity, Tristen was moved to donate his luscious locks so he could give other children the confidence that his hair had given him.
Before the end of the baseball season, Tristen cut his beautiful hair and donated 13 inches to
Children With Hair Loss, a non-profit organization that provides wigs for children facing medically related hair loss. Tristen’s donation was made in honor of Kassidy Holman (Brian’s daughter who passed away from childhood leukemia), and the young man presented the Certificate of Appreciation to one of his biggest mentors, Coach Holman.
Tristen, thank you for being such an amazing kid! Your willingness to give up a part of yourself, quite literally, to make a big impact in someone else’s life, is an inspiration.
If you’re interested in donating hair to Children With Hairloss, they accept hair donations with a minimum of 8 inches in length. Visit their website at www.childrenwithhairloss.us for a donation form.