Photographer Mandy Parks posted the raw emotions of Charlie getting her head shaved before she begins battling breast cancer by her husband Kelsey Johnson on their Facebook page.
At the time of this post, the Facebook post had over 250K shares and 250k reactions.
She captioned it with the following “Strong women aren’t simply born. “
“They are made by the storms they walk through. “
“From the pain, mistakes, and heartache we achieve pride and strength.”
“I don’t know who needs to see this today.”
“Or someone you know might get this phone call tomorrow.”
“Show them what strength looks like.”
“Let them know they are not alone.”
“Stand by them as they kick this like the warrior they are!”
“Thank you to Charlie Johnson and Kelsey Johnson for allowing me to capture the pain, beauty and bravery it took to spread this message.”
“Prayers to you both in the fight!”
“I love you guys!”
“Thank you to Whitney Wyatt for being there along side us for the beautiful hair and makeup!”
All images courtesy of mandyparksphotography.
For more information, check out Mandy Parks Photography.
In the U.S., about 1 in 8 women (roughly, 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. In 2019, an estimated 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 62,930 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.