A teenager from the Flint, Michigan-area is doing his school work from home after he got suspended from his charter school over the length of his hair.

The 17-year-old leukemia survivor said he decided to grow out his hair and donate it to Locks of Love. In the process, the school ruled that his hairstyle is violating school policy.

The teen isn't real worried about his suspension, and says he isn't going to cut his hair. "I fought cancer my entire life. I'm going to keep fighting this. I'm not going to not give back just because my school says no."

The teen's hair has to be at least 10 inches long in a ponytail for the donation. Right now, it's about 2-and-a-half inches.