PEARLAND, Texas Children at a Pearland school knew something wasn t right when one of their friends started wearing a cap to class.
When one girl, Katie Tindall, found out that her classmate had cancer, she was moved to sacrifice her own head of hair.
The friends attended a party at a hair salon, but it wasn t in honor of Katie; it was for her friend Emily Pena. Emily has been fighting cancer, and that meant losing her hair.
She lost her hair about a year and a half into treatment. That is not very common so it was like starting all over again, said Emily s mother Orfelinda Pena.
Emily kept going to school no matter what.
Katie would come home and say Emily got to wear a hat today to school because she doesn t have any hair. That really impacted Katie, said Katie s mother Marissa Tindall.
So Katie decided to grow her hair for a year and donate to a program called Wigs for Kids.
There was another reason to be happy that day doctors just told Emily she is cancer free.
I m happy that she doesn t have cancer anymore and we use to pray all night and now God heard our prayers and everything. And now she doesn t have cancer anymore, said Katie.