Tri-State teen shaves head in support
LIBERTY, Ill. —
How far would you go to support a loved one who was sick?
To Liberty senior Kaylee Barner--hair isn't everything.
"I'm going to be shaving my head," Barner stated.
Her grandfather was diagnosed with esophageal cancer earlier this year then the cancer spread to his brain.
The radiation caused him to lose his hair.
So now she's shaving her head in support.
"He actually doesn't know," Barner explained.
Barner’s mom, Nicole Haynes, who is a hairdresser, did the honor.
"I was just trying to breathe through the whole thing," Haynes said.
"I just feel really good I did this. I'm here to help my grandpa get through his rough stage right now," Barner said.
This isn't the first time Barner has shown support for her grandfather's fight. She also got a tattoo of a cancer awareness ribbon a few days before her birthday.
"I'm amazed at what she...how she can put people in front of herself and there's so many cruel kids in the world and she put that out of her head and she doesn't care," Haynes said.
"Now I'm just waiting for him to come here and see my hair," Barner stated.