Daughter Shaves Head To Get A Matching Tattoo In Honor Of Mom
Sitting down and hearing your doctor diagnose you with any form of cancer is never easy for someone to process, especially when it isn’t their first time around. Throughout all of the debilitating treatments that some people need to endure in order to survive such crucial conditions, having love and support from family and friends is an absolute essential.
When Victoria Vargas of El Paso, Texas, found out that her mom was going to have a second battle against breast cancer, she biggest fears all over again. Like any loving daughter, Victoria wanted to show her full support to her mother, Veronica Quintanilla.
During the first time that Veronica was diagnosed with breast cancer, Victoria wasn’t old enough to understand how detrimental it was.
“It was hard,” Veronica said. “As a mother, you want to protect your children.”
Since Veronica was recently diagnosed for the second time, the 21-year-old daughter wanted to make sure that her mom knew that she would follow along with her every step of the way through this tough battle.
“The last time she went through this, I was a lot younger so I didn’t fully understand,” Victoria said. “Now that I’m a lot older, I got to see behind the scenes. It gave me an insight to what my mom’s going through.”
When Victoria had time off from her job as a hairdresser, she supported her mom and attended chemotherapy treatments with her, which helped them to grow closer.
“It was a comfort to have my daughter right there next to me,” Veronica said. “I could let my guard down and just be me.”
Nowadays it’s common for friends and family to show their support to those who are going through chemotherapy by shaving their head. So, of course, Victoria showed full support by doing so to match her mom, but she didn’t stop there. She suggested that as mother and daughter, they both get matching tattoos.
You know what they say about blood being thicker than water, but in this case, it’s ink that makes the bond between this mother and daughter that much more special. That’s when Victoria came up with the idea to get bright pink bows tattooed onto their heads.
“We’ll never be bald again, together, ever in our lives,” Victoria insisted. “That’s the only time that skin is going to be bare and visible, so we might as well put something on it.”
As Veronica says in the video below, she knows that there’s nothing life can throw at her that she and her daughter can’t get through by each other’s side.
Though the pink ribbons are now hidden by the hair that has grown back following Veronica’s successful treatment, the mother and daughter know they’re always there tying them together.
Since Veronica Quintanilla’s journey against breast cancer has finally come to an end for once and for all, she exclaimed, ”I feel like I can take whatever life throws at me,” with steadfast support from her loving daughter, Victoria.