Before Cancer Took Her Hair, This 62-Year Old Mom Gave Herself A Pink Mohawk
After being cancer free for 15 years, Janet Kelleher was heartbroken in 2015 to discover her worst nightmare. Her breast cancer had returned and she would have to undergo treatment all over again.
Showing the world she isn’t going to give up, Kelleher decided to give cancer the ultimate punk rock middle finger. Before chemo took her hair, she started sporting a pink mohawk. She also convinced her daughter, Sarah, to sport a bright pink mohawk in support.
Here you see her starting the process. She doesn’t look scared at all!
Sarah didn’t stop at just growing a mohawk, though. She then had it turned into a wig for her rebel of a mother. Now the pair can sport brink pink mohawks together and laugh in the face of cancer.
Humor aside, this is really a story about family and the unexpected struggles a family can go through. During these tough times, it’s incredibly important to come together as a family and support each other.
This more than anything is exactly what these two have done. They have proven, pink mohawks and all, that no bond is greater than family and together they can overcome anything.
Just look at this smile and try to tell us Sarah doesn’t love her mother.
And hey, Janet has already beat cancer once, why can’t she do it again? There are no rules saying the second time around is a death sentence. Although it can feel that way if you have to go through the journey alone.
Janet is not alone, and she’s waving her middle finger at cancer. We should all be waving our middle fingers with her!
Fighting cancer isn’t the only thing Janet does without fear. She does just about everything without fear, including zip lining, parasailing, scuba diving, and hot air ballooning! Asked why she puts herself through such experiences she proudly proclaims, “I’m going to ride this body into the ground. A life without scars is hardly a life at all.”
And by her side through every adventure is her rock, Sarah.
Together the pair has inspired numerous mother/daughter pairs to make their struggles together known. This pair is inspiring and deserves all the attention they are getting.
Trusting your family makes it easier. Then, when you discover your family goes beyond blood, the strength you receive will help you beat anything.
The strength Janet has received since her story went public will make it impossible for her to lose. She was strong before. Now she is stronger.
Normally at this point, we would say, “good luck cancer” in a sarcastic manner, but that doesn’t feel right. Cancer should never be wished luck, even in a fake complimentary way. No! After hearing Janet’s story, and seeing her badass mohawk, we sincerely say, “bad luck cancer.”