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Omaha Woman Shaves Head to Support Women with Breast Cancer

Omaha Woman Shaves Head to Support Women with Breast Cancer

By Meghan Matthews. CREATED Oct 3, 2012

It's all coming off. One strand at a time, 28 year old Heather Gohr watcher her hair fall onto her bathroom floor.
 
"Looking to the floor wasn't as much of a shock as it was when I stood up and looked in the mirror, and initially I was just like, oh my God."

But the shock from being buzzed bald, wasn't as scary as thinking she had breast cancer.

Heather felt a lump in her breast one year ago, terrified, she thought she might have the disease.

"I started to think about all the people that I know, and how easy it is to overlook simple things like that."

After a doctor's visit and tests, luckily, Heather tested negative for breast cancer.

Breathing a sigh of relief, reality set in.
   
"I was 26 at the time, and I was like ok I'm young I need to be on top of this, I became an avid supporter, and last year I decided that a year from then, I was going to shave my head."

She wanted to do something to visibly show support for the women who weren't so lucky.

Heather went bald, and called it "Bald for Boobs."
 
"I mean I did it to myself, I can't imagine how people with breast cancer when it's happening to them and they have to shave theirs, I can only imagine, but it feels good to be a support for them."

She wants to feel what women with breast cancer feel, and if it means walking around Omaha with no hair, that's ok with her.