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Soldiers shave heads for Conflict Friend's sister fighting cancer

A Minnesota National Guard manhood found support from his fellow officers when he shaved his head into solidarity with his own sister.

Staff Sgt. Brandon Stafford discovered in late 2020 his big sister, Melissa, had a cancerous brain tumor, that required major surgery and aggressive therapy.

"She is a large outdoorsy man," Stafford told Fox News. "She is heavily involved with the crash avoidance program to the state of Minnesota... she is very active in substance like this"

Melissa had her first operation in early March. Doctors removed a sizable section of the tumor, and she began chemotherapy soon after.

She discovered her own hair falling out in clumps a single morning, and she determined she was going to shave off it.

"One morning, she had been brushing her hair and it had been coming out in clumps," Stafford clarified. "So, that night, almost all of my family got on a video conversation, most of us shaved our heads"

The following day in North Fort Hood, Texas, Stafford's fellow officers asked him concerning the shaved head.

"We had a few about who joined in, but total is largely inside the device."

Now, stationed in Kuwait, Stafford intends to maintain shaving his mind while his sister continues her remedy. She'll probably continue at the end of the calendar year, but Stafford does not have any programs to detract from his brand new hairdo.

In addition, he believes he will have the ability to maintain his nephews trimmed also.

"I really don't think that will be too much of a problem," Stafford said.

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