Acts of Kindness: Joseph Kimsey

LAS VEGAS - Joseph Kimsey is a 13-year-old Las Vegas teen who thinks a lot about others, especially kids battling cancer.

"I'm sure it's tough for them, when they are out in public," he said.

Three years ago, Kimsey made the conscious choice to grow his hair for a good cause.

"I went through a lot of different things when I had the long hair. I kept telling myself I have to do it, because it's worth it," he said. "I have to get up at four in the morning to shower before school. It's terrible to brush out. People kept confusing me as a girl and stuff at school."

He stuck with his goal until the time came to cut his hair to help those in need.

Kimsey donated his hair to Locks of Love – a non-profit organization that creates wigs for kids who lost their hair due to a medical condition. The wigs help them face the world and restore their self confidence.

"They need it more than me," he said. "It won't be as hot in the summer anymore too."

This is Joseph's second time shearing it all off; he first did it at age nine. "I saw my mom do it when I was really little. I started wanting to do it," he said.

He says it's a commitment and one he plans to continue. "For a really long time… I can see myself doing this until I'm an old guy," he said.

8 News NOW is rewarding Joseph Kimsey – awarding him $800 as part of Acts of Kindness.

If you wish to nominate someone for Acts of Kindness, visit our website or e-mail us.


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