Dad gets a tattoo of son's surgery scar to help his self confidence
Fighting a brain tumor obviously wasn't easy for 8-year-old Garbiel Marshall, what his surgery left behind presented him with a new battle.
His father, 28-year-old Josh Marshall, told BuzzFeed News that Gabriel sometimes felt like a "monster" because of the large scar on his head.
"This broke my heart," Marshall said. "I told him if people wanted to stare, they could stare at both of us."
He took action by getting a tattoo of the same scar his son has on his own head.
For Father's Day, Marshall entered St. Baldrick's Foundation's #BestBaldDad competition -- a contest that takes submissions from dads, uncles and grandfathers who shave their heads in honor of a child who has or had cancer.
The father-son pair from Kansas won the competition with 5,000 votes.
Alison Sutton, St. Baldrick's Foundation's social media manager, told BuzzFeed News it was "the first time we've seen an entry where a dad went above and beyond shaving his head in solidarity with his child and got a tattoo to build his son's self-confidence."
More photos of the adorable duo:
Gabriel is a big fan of his father's tattoo because it makes them "twins."
To find out more about Gabriel's journey, you can read more here.
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