-A family has rallied behind one of them who is battling cancer in a bid to help her overcome the disease
- The family members shaved their hair in solidarity with their kin
- Following the show of support, the overwhelmed lady shared her story on social media
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Nairobi-based woman, Monica Binti Ngere, is one strong woman: she is suffering from breast cancer but has not let the disease dampen her spirits, and neither have her close relatives.
The mother of three has been bravely battling the disease for some time now and has impressed many with her determination to get well.
Ngere recently touched hearts on social media after sharing how her family, including her husband and children, decided to shave their heads in solidarity with her.
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According to the woman, she noticed her hair had begun to fall out due to chemotherapy and thought it wise to hit the barbershop for a shave.
''So today my hair is off due to chemotherapy, I am not changing who I am. It is only a symbol of step in a process, a process that I have to go through on my journey to healing! Am I worried about the awkward stares?
"Maybe a bit but whoever judges or stares does not know my story, my journey and it is not their business to! I will flaunt it when I feel like, and when I feel like I will wear a wig (men sneer again, like I said if I bought it is mine)!", she captioned their photos.
In a bid to cheer her up and show her support, her family joined her at the barbershop and had their hair shaved, save for one of her children.
Excited Ngere could not help but thank her family for their support and share the same on her Facebook account.
''My babies and Charley joined me in solidarity. We are all bald except Jabali (he scaped, Ha ha infant privilege!) So if you meet me out there, stare if you want! Laugh if you want! My 27 corners are all laid bare for all to see. I will probably laugh with you.
"After chemo, my hair will grow back and if it doesn't, weave shops are still open! By the way be you, fear no one, laugh off your little imperfections, enjoy life, where you are is a step in a process, don't sweat it, it will pass! Kick! No process should change who you are unless you are becoming a better you! Bye weave for now, let me save Le hubby a few coins for salon visits,'' she added.
Her post attracted the attention of many Facebook users who lauded her family for the move.
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