Nikolas Archambean is four.
His mother Candie waits on the Crystal Lake Kiwanis when the club meets at Colonial.
She must have been talking about the St. Baldrick’s children cancer research fund raiser, because one time when I was having lunch, Candie told me that her son was going to have his head shaved to help the kids with cancer.
As luck would have it, I was at McHenry County College when Nikolas was on the barber stool.
At the same time, a McHenry County College student names Ashley was undergoing similar removal of her blond hair.
My attention, of course, was on the three-year old.
Crystal Lake Kiwanis President Molly Carp holds mirror for Nik to see how he looks halfway through the haircut.
The haircut continued.
Nikolas raised over $500 by getting his head shaved.
Meanwhile, Ashley’s haircut was done.
Bald apparently wasn’t comfortable.
Later Ashley took the microphone.
She announced that she had shaved her head because her friend Bob Gibbons had a tumor.
The two hugged.
A couple of Bob’s other friends stepped up for a photo.
I tried to get all four of the friends together, but one left before my camera recycled.
Bob told me that he had a tumor at the back of his head. One third was cut out, but the rest can only be treated with less invasive methods.