A schoolboy’s rugby team shaves their heads to support their coach’s girlfriend, The Citizen



They say actions are worth more than words and that’s exactly what the entire schoolchildren rugby team coached by Lyle Matthysen at Durban High School did to support their coach’s girlfriend’s battle with cancer.

What have they done? They all shaved their heads, which goes against school policy.

According to goodthingsguy.comMatthysen’s girlfriend Candice Herbst is battling stage four cancer and preparing to try a new treatment after chemotherapy failed to improve her condition.

In a post on his Facebook page, Matthysen writes: “My team. These boys of my alma mater, DHS blew the wind out of my sails this week.

“As they learned the news about Candice Herbst and her fight against cancer, they took it upon themselves to show a sign of support and make a statement by shaving their heads.

“Nobody had any idea, just them, just their sign showing that they too are among the thousands behind you.”

Lyle Matthysen and his DHS rugby team. Image: Facebook

Matthysen goes on to reveal that the kids have gone against school politics to convey their message of support.

“While this is against the school’s policy for hair, an exception was made for them due to the purpose and power of their action.

“It’s really more than just high school and these are the leaders, the gentlemen who are still being produced year after year. Some of these guys have also donated financially to the cause. Needless to say, a tear or two may have been shared by me (none in front of them, of course). Cand, DHS is behind you too. “

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