Hannah Combs was talking to her friends outside school recently when tragedy struck. A boy came up from behind her and poured a lot of super glue all over her hair and scalp. Hannah screamed and was rushed to the hospital where doctors discovered she suffered first degree burns…
“It instantly started burning,” Hannah said. “It felt like my head was on fire. It was horrible.” She suffered first degree burns and described the feeling as a “sun burn times 10.”
Incredibly, the boy who bullied her only received a short in-school suspension. Her father, a retired soldier himself, Christopher Grimmer was furious with the lack of action taken by the school staff.
For poor Hannah, the pain lasted for weeks.
Hannah and her mother Jessica made the decision that she would cut her hair. It was devastating for Hannah.
“I realized I lost my favorite thing about me. I loved my hair,” Hannah said. “My hair was the only thing I liked about myself, honestly. I lost it for no reason.”
However, when Jessica started a Facebook page for her daughter “Justice For Hannah,” the support came pouring in.
“It makes me want to help other people,” Hannah said. “There are people who couldn’t stand up for themselves but they talk to me about it. It makes me want to help. It’s amazing how many people are supporting me.”
Hannah is currently helping lots of bullied teenagers through talking to them and sharing her own experiences. Her aim is to be the voice against bullying.
A local hair stylist named Nikki decided to clean up Hannah’s hair for free.
“Today I got to do something I’m proud of. I fixed a young girls hair who had something traumatic happen to her at school. Her hair had to be shaved on one side, so I made the best of a bad situation,” Nikki said.
Hannah is embracing her new look and wants to use her new platform to help others.
“I want to make a difference. I would like people to stand up for themselves. No one deserves to be bullied — it’s not fair for anyone,” she said. “I’m just a normal kid with strong beliefs. When it comes to bullying, I stand up for people a lot because of it — but it’s worth it.”
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