No one should have to go through cancer treatment alone. It’s a very scary and unsure process, which is why it’s important for cancer patients to have a supportive group of family and friends to have a shoulder to cry on.
But some family members go beyond support. In March 2020, a young woman shared an Instagram video (under the user @trillcami), in which she explained she shaved her head for her younger sister, who had recently lost her hair from chemotherapy. The video quickly went viral, and people couldn’t get enough of the sweet sisterly love.
The Instagram user, known as Cami, wasn’t afraid to film a vulnerable video of what it’s like for someone to lose their hair during chemotherapy treatment. Her younger sister, Gaby, has been undergoing cancer treatment and she just lost her hair. She looked at herself in the mirror and felt ugly.
As Gaby continued to cry, Cami explained (in the video) that she shaved her hair for her sister, who felt ugly without her hair. Then, Cami surprised her sister by picking up a razor and starting to shave her eyebrows. Of course, you can imagine the look on Gaby’s face when she realized what Cami was doing.
‘These Are Meaningless’
Gaby was immediately shocked when Cami started shaving off her eyebrows. She turned in astonishment, but Cami affirmed her decision on why she was shaving her facial hair. She said, “These, they mean nothing. These are meaningless, Gaby. Like, who cares about these?”
Gaby started sobbing and hugged her older sister, who told her she was very pretty. Cami said, “I don’t care about them. I love you. You’re beautiful.” The sisters both shed some tears, embracing each other, and Cami reminded her that they are in this cancer journey together. Cue the tears.
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I LOVE YOU w every bone in my body. u fight bitch & u do it damn well. hair does not make you. and even bald u still manage to b the prettiest sister, u whore. i love you so so so so much boot boot & every battle u go thru, i promise to go thru it w u cus thats what mf sisters do ❤️</a></p> <p style=” color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;”>A post shared by <a href=”https://www.instagram.com/trillcami/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading” style=” color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px;” target=”_blank”> yung mila</a> (@trillcami) on <time style=” font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;” datetime=”2020-03-26T01:59:31+00:00″>Mar 25, 2020 at 6:59pm PDT</time></p></div></blockquote> <script async src=”//www.instagram.com/embed.js”></script>
Cami included a caption to the video, in which she expressed: “Can’t say everything that’s been going on has been easy, it’s been hard, it hurts. But this isn’t for any of you or for me, this is for Gaby. I LOVE YOU with every bone in my body. You fight… and you do it d*** well. Hair does not make you, and even bald, you still manage to be the prettiest sister…. I love you so so so so much, boot boot, and every battle you go through, I promise to go through it with you because that’s what sisters do.”
Videos like these are meant to go viral. It’s their nature. The inspirational video has been viewed more than three million times on Instagram, garnering over one million likes and 50,000 comments. It was even noticed by several celebrities, including Janet Jackson, Rihanna, Michael B. Jordan, George Lopez, and others. You know you’ve made a viral post if Hollywood’s biggest stars viewed it.
Jackson wrote, “This made me cry. I was actually going to shave my head for the Janet Tour and was going to talk to all the kids to do the same. I love a bald head, especially on a woman. I think it’s still beautiful! You and your family are in my prayers. Stay positive. Stay strong. You’re so beautiful.”
Rihanna chimed in with a comment, “Wow! We love you, Gaby.” Jordan added, “Keep fighting!” Former Nickelodeon star Daniella Monet also commented, “This is strength, beauty, kindness, and bravery all wrapped into two incredible humans. Sending you both love.”
Everyone wished Gaby all the best as she continued to fight cancer. As long as she has her supportive sister by her side, she can combat anything. She isn’t alone, and like her sister said, she is beautiful.
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