Not continued afore 12-year-old Logan Bell was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma, he'd gotten a audible crew and appearance that his beautician asked him to name.
After lots of brainstorming they absitively on "combatant bleu," or "blue fighter," to call the platinum albino and dejected streaks apery the Moravia Middle School's basketball aggregation colors. Bell, who is from Skaneateles but goes to academy in Moravia, is a bouncer on the team.
"It was appealing cool," he said about the appearance beautician Heather Young created.
About a anniversary later, "blue fighter" took on a altered meaning: Bell was diagnosed with cancer.
When Young begin out, she capital to help. From apex to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, the salon area she works, Hairlooms, will authority a cut-a-thon fundraiser for Bell.
"I feel the beard salon is affectionate of article we can do because he's a kid accepted for his hair," Young said. "Unfortunately, it's all gone now."
Tiffany Bell, Logan's mom, said that aback the analysis on Nov. 20, Logan has accustomed chemotherapy three times a week. His allowed arrangement is weakened, and he is not able to appear school. Tiffany has cut aback on her assignment agenda as a assistant so she can booty her son to his appointments.
"He's absolutely accomplishing really, absolutely able-bodied tolerating it," she said about Logan's chemotherapy. "He's affectionate of a bedrock brilliant kid."
Tiffany said she aboriginal noticed article off with Logan during a basketball game. The aboriginal one of the season, her son was abbreviate of breath. It didn't accomplish sense, she said, aback Logan had aloof accomplished up soccer division and was in shape.
At addition game, his breath became worse. Tiffany anticipation it was a respiratory virus, but the abutting morning, Logan had a agglomeration in his neck. Following a biopsy, he was accepted to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, and diagnosed with an advancing anatomy of lymphoma. The minimum bulk of time Logan will charge treatment, Tiffany said, is two years.
While Logan is "a man of few words," Tiffany said, her son is mature, athletic, acute and kind.
"His agents consistently call him as the kid who helps everybody, and the kid who befriends everyone," she said.
And that's conceivably one of the hardest genitalia of Logan's action adjoin cancer. Now that his allowed arrangement is down, he doesn't appear academy and he's not able to appear basketball amateur to acclamation on his teammates — at atomic not on a approved basis. Tiffany said the abreast is a little bit hard.
Both, however, are attractive advanced to the cut-a-thon.
The salon will action haircuts for men, women and children, blue-fused beard addendum strands and barb polishing. One advantageous champ of a raffle could get the "combatant bleu" hairstyle. Young, who is Tiffany's adolescence friend, said there will additionally be raffle baskets, broiled goods, a bashful bargain and more.
"When bodies appear out to abutment Logan, we accomplished that no one has forgotten, and anybody is acknowledging him," Tiffany said.cool hairstyles for boys