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White Mom Posts About Black Daughter’s Hair Causes Stir On The Internet

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White Mom Posts About Black Daughter's Hair Causes Stir On The Internet

The concept of “race” is biological. Evidently, there is no biblical or theological meaning to the term, and therefore we must conclude that races are purely arbitrary entities incented by man for his own convenience.

For example, what went through your mind immediately you saw that title? You probably thought about the worst of the worst.I don’t blame you. Most stories that involve races are mostly extreme and looking for ways to divide the two. Well, not this time.

Stephanie Hollifield

Stephanie Hollifield

Stephanie Hollifield adopted her beautiful baby girl Haley when she was only 8 months old, now she is 2 years old. She is now beginning to understand just how hard it is to maintain kinky African hair and complains of having bad hair day all the time. She took her frustrations to Facebook and there, she got overwhelming responses.

She wrote,

“Dear Black Friends of Social Media, This clueless white momma is humbly coming to you to ask your help with Haley’s hair. I have asked my friends. I have asked strangers in Publix with kids with cute hair, and I’m still not getting it. We wash once a week. We do the water, leave in conditioner, oil, and hot towel every morning.

We’ve tried more products, no products, less products. We are gentle as can be, but she still requires at least 6 minutes of cuddles after the trauma of her daily hair combing. I feel like it looks great for about an hour or two and then it is tangly and clumpy again. This picture is 3 hours into the day.”

Stephanie had not had to care for black hair before, so you could understand what she was going through when Haley’s hair didn’t come through as she expected.

Read: Mom’s ‘Double Rainbow’ Baby Honored In Stunning Photo As Her ‘Miracle’

Her cry for help got many positive responses from black women from different area codes. Even better, one woman offered to come give her one on one tutorials at no cost.

“This lady, Monica Hunter, who I had never met in person before today, offered to come to my house and walk me through exactly how to style my daughter’s hair. She gave us her time, advice, headbands, combs and hair product.

She asked for nothing in return and wouldn’t accept my money. By the time she left I had a little more confidence in fixing my daughter’s hair, and most importantly I felt supported by my new friend.”

Monica learnt that Stephanie had been advised to get hair extensions for her daughter, she counteracted to that and said that the girl was only 2 and that was unnecessary.

Instead she recommended that Stephanie just oils Haley’s hair, make some cute tiny pony tails and finish off with a pretty head band. It was great advice because the finished look was adorable and took less time to make.

Stephanie Hollifield

Stephanie Hollifield

Thankfully this isn’t going to be the last time these two mothers see each other. Monica has three daughters, so they arranged for future play dates.

Stephanie was very grateful for the stranger come friend who came to her rescue. She went on to say that in time of so much hate and division, we really need more people like Monica in our world.

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Young Girls Who Met In Hospital Reunite For “Survivors” Photo-shoot

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Young Girls Who Met In Hospital Reunite For “Survivors” Photo-shoot

Two years after beating cancer, four young girls reunited for a celebratory photoshoot, and the pictures are all sorts of incredible. McKinley, Chloe, Ava, and Lauren, were all diagnosed with cancer and were treated at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg.

The little girls all had different types of cancer, but they all met when being treated in the same ward. The four instantly became very close friends and spent as much time with each other as they could while going through treatments.

Lauren’s mom, Shawna Glynn, said, “She’s three years old and doesn’t have any hair, but all her friends in the hospital look the same way. So it kind of gave her some normality.”

“It was just always a breath of fresh air to see a familiar face, and to know that she wasn’t alone in there.” Another mom added.

The girls’ close relationship also helped their parents cope a little better, dealing with such a trying period in not just their kids’ lives, but theirs as well.

Read also:  Nurse Adopts Abused Baby On Brink Of Death, Later Discovers She Has A Twin.

“From the standpoint of a mom, too, having other moms to relate to has been phenomenal. Just to have other people going through it at the same time as us.” Karen Moore, McKinley’s mom said.

“It gives me chills, it makes me want to cry. I mean, I love these kids as if they were my own, for sure. They’re awesome.” Paige Ward, a nurse at Johns Hopkins who took care of all the girls explained.

They may be just little girls, but the hurdles they have been able to overcome at such tender ages are incredibly amazing. What’s even more special about their story, is the beautiful friendship they have all been able to build while fighting such tough battles.

The girls have all beaten cancer, with Lauren finishing her treatment not too long ago and set to start kindergarten soon. The girls are also happy that they now have their long hair back as well and are planning to have their reunions every year.

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Childhood Friends Who Met One Day After Being Born Get Married 30 Years Later

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Childhood Friends Who Met One Day After Being Born Get Married 30 Years Later

Jemma and Daniel Langley were born just a day apart in the same hospital and met for the first time just a day after being born, now the two are newly-wed and expecting a child of their own. Their amazing love story is unlike many you’ve heard of.

After growing up as childhood friends, a decade after their first meeting, the two lost touch only to reconnect 20 years later. Speaking to MailOnline, Jemma explained, “It began when Daniel’s mother Janine and my mother Keryn both went into labor and were placed in beds right next to each other at the William Angliss Hospital, in Upper Ferntree Gully, Australia, in April 1989.

Jemma and Daniel Langley were born just a day apart in the same hospital and met for the first time just a day after being born

Jemma and Daniel Langley were born just a day apart in the same hospital and met for the first time just a day after being born

Not long after, on April 14, my mother was taken away to the birthing room to give birth to me. After I was born the midwife took me in to meet Janine, so apart from my parents, doctor and midwives she was one of the first people I met.”

After delivering their newborns, Janine and Keryn were brought back together and their babies finally met each other, not knowing that would only be the start of an amazing bond between them until they got separated 10 years later.

They kept in touch and caught up quite a bit until they were about nine or ten, when they lost touch.

They kept in touch and caught up quite a bit until they were about nine or ten, when they lost touch.

“With my parents living in Emerald and Daniel’s living in Monbulk, they kept in touch and caught up quite a bit until we were about nine or ten, when they lost touch.” Jemma said.

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Incredibly enough, 24 years later, while randomly scrolling through Instagram account, Jemma came across a hairdressing page which surprisingly belonged to Daniel’s sister Rhiannon. She said, “I started following her (Rhiannon) and not long after decided to track Daniel down on Facebook. We started chatting for a while over Messenger.

I booked an appointment with Rhiannon to have my hair colored. Rhiannon’s salon is set up at Janine’s house which is also where both her and Daniel were living. So when I was in the middle of my appointment, Daniel turned up and popped in to say hello. He went in for a kiss on the cheek, but ended up with hair dye on his hat. We both laughed but I think he was a little upset.”

“From then we couldn’t get enough of seeing each other. On Mother’s Day in 2014 we officially became a couple. New Year’s Eve in 2016 my friend and I decided to surprise our partners with a cute picnic dinner at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne.

Little did I know Daniel had a surprise of his own and proposed to me. I was so shocked… I said yes and couldn’t wipe the smile off my face.” Jemma added.

Now, 30 years after their first meeting, the couple are married and have a baby of their own on the way.

Now, 30 years after their first meeting, the couple are married and have a baby of their own on the way.

Now, 30 years after their first meeting, the couple are married and have a baby of their own on the way. How incredible is their love story!

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Boy With Down’s Syndrome Helps Take Care Of His 3 Disabled Brothers

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After he was adopted by American parents, Jeremy and Nicole, Simon Clark moved from his home country of Bulgaria to stay with his new family. Within a short period of time, Simon was already helping out with the house chores and helping with taking care of his brothers Alex, David and Jon who are disabled.

Simon who is only 4 years helps feed and dress his brothers and even tucks them into bed. His brother, Alex, has Down Syndrome while his other brothers, David and Jon have cerebral palsy. Aside from the fact that Simon is very young, it is even more amazing to know that he does all that while he has Down’s syndrome himself.

Within a short period of time, Simon was already helping out with the house chores and helping with taking care of his brothers Alex and David who are disabled.

Within a short period of time, Simon was already helping out with the house chores and helping with taking care of his brothers Alex and David who are disabled.

His parents say when Simon is not helping his brothers, he likes to play in the garden and also enjoys football.

Jeremy said, “He’s enjoyed the company of his brothers quite a bit, he jumped right in and started playing and taking care of his brothers. Since Simon has joined us, the days have become longer, they start a bit earlier and end a bit later and there’s more time to be a good parent. Simon loves to be with people.”

Simon who is only 4 years helps feed and dress his brothers and even tucks them into bed.

Simon who is only 4 years helps feed and dress his brothers and even tucks them into bed.

“While he can speak Bulgarian, he still can’t speak English, but out of our four children he is the most verbal, so he’ll say ‘mum’ and ‘dad’. He’s still learning but we’re confident that he’ll become verbal, while his brothers not so much.” He added.

Read also: I Adopted a Stranger’s Baby After Breast Cancer Took Her Mom’s Life.

“Raising four kids with special needs requires a lot of work and there are many things you have to do. The key is finding joy throughout each of those activities. Taking care of these children can be a great experience. They are always excited and full of joy. They get really happy over simple things that other kids could sometimes take for granted.”

Aside from the fact that Simon is very young, it is even more amazing to know that he does all that while he has Down's syndrome himself.

Aside from the fact that Simon is very young, it is even more amazing to know that he does all that while he has Down’s syndrome himself.

Simon’s mom, Nicole, was a nurse for 10 years before she decided to become a stay-at-home so she could better look after her kids. She is now able to pay attention to all their daily needs and is happy watching Simon help out.

His parents say when Simon is not helping his brothers, he likes to play in the garden and also enjoys football.

His parents say when Simon is not helping his brothers, he likes to play in the garden and also enjoys football.

Simon is the fourth Bulgarian child the couple has adopted and they say it’s a truly fulfilling experience to give these children a good start in life. They’re hoping that Simon, who was originally named Zadock, will help his brothers progress.

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