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Women shave their heads to support friend with breast cancer

Women Shave Their Heads to Support Friend with Breast Cancer
A group of women shaved their heads in support of a friend with cancer.

"Fox & Friends" highlighted the heartwarming video, noting the woman, Gerdi McKenna, had no idea her friends planned to do this for her.

'They surprised her with a photo shoot. A video documenting the experience has gotten over 5 million views in a week.'

The video was posted on Vimeo and explains that in February, McKenna's friends wrote an email and requested a photo shoot with McKenna and her friends after her breast cancer diagnosis. And before the shoot, they all shaved their heads.

'It's all for you, my love.'
'All right girls, show time!'

The women seemed happy and emotional as they shaved their heads. One woman interviewed said she was letting go of her pride for a friend going through much, much more.
And, once McKenna saw them all, she was overwhelmed with emotion but said they all look AWESOME!

And, of course, the media has been gushing over the video.

WXIN called the entire thing a "tearjerker." Women's Health guaranteed the video would "make you cry," and online commenters were clearly touched as well.

What an amazing group of friends. This story made us tear up a bit, too.

Watch the full video here:

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kwietha March 17 2014 at 1:18 PM

Being bald is bold... thank you for sharing your experience with us... from one Bald and Bold sister to another... "You are more than your hair" - India Aire

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Mom March 17 2014 at 4:00 PM

May God Bless use all, what a wonderful group of friends. Gerdi you are truly blessed with good friends. May God Bless you always. God and your friends will help you heal. I will keep you in my prayers. Keep going strong you are a wonderful person if you have friends who are willing to do this for you. GOD BLESS!

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moonfloat March 17 2014 at 4:27 PM

BRAVO!! Now THAT is what a true, loving friendship is all about! Best of wishes to you all~

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Sonny March 17 2014 at 4:45 PM

Friends with lots of love for a Friend. God Bless Both.

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villasandhomes March 17 2014 at 4:51 PM

This is absolutely AWESOME !!!

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mactot2 March 17 2014 at 5:11 PM

my granddaughter did that for her friend last year she was in the seventh grade

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lanies500 mactot2 March 17 2014 at 5:36 PM

Your Granddaughter is so sweet and sensitive . Give her a hug!

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lanies500 March 17 2014 at 5:12 PM

That is so wonderful that she had true friends to support her. When I was going thru cancer treatment, I was really sick and all my "friends" bailed on me except for my wonderful friend, Janet.
I am so happy she has this support because it is a scary and very painful trip to take.

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judystih March 17 2014 at 8:36 PM

i feel so little among these girls with such great big compassion...
the comment, hair is such a small part of us'..was perfect.
when you are called to help out a friend. its the greatest gift God gives you!

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doug March 17 2014 at 8:33 PM

They all look beautiful to me.

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haaaaas March 17 2014 at 8:35 PM

Bravo to all of these loving and supportive friends! Hold on to each other and never let go!

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