JT Gaskins had leukemia as a child. He survived. One of his close friends did not. JT is 17 years old and decided he wanted to grow his hair long and then donate it to Locks Of Love. A great and noble idea and something everyone should do at least once in their life. If I was actually capable of growing more than a hair or two which I twist and form into big circles to make it appear I have hair, I would follow JT's example. Well, school administrators in Michigan are not supporters of Locks Of Love and suspended JT for 3 days because his hair was too long. JT refused to cut his hair but he and his mother came up with alternatives. The school was having none of it and has suspended JT indefinitely until he cuts his hair. There are 33,000 names on a petition on change.org supporting JT's goal.