Pauline Hogg felt helpless as she watched her daughter Janine undergo chemotherapy but when Dromara womanJanine was distressed at the thoughts of losing her hair Pauline decided to support her with more than just words.
“I’m going right down to the scalp,” said Pauline of her decision to have her head shaved along with Janine tomorrow (Saturday) night.
“When someone goes through cancer there is so little you can do for them,” said Pauline, “but then I thought - I don’t want Janine to be the only one sitting there with a bald head, I can join her and through this I can support her and reaffirm the whole family is behind her.
“Janine was a bit taken aback when I told her, but then when I mentioned it to her Aunt, Sharon Harrison, she wanted to do it too and we decided we could raise money for Cancer Research too.
This is the second time Janine has been diagnosed with cancer, having been given the all-clear last June.
“Devastated doesn’t even come close to describing how this feels” said Pauline.
Janine is now on her second chemotherapy session and is expected to start loosing her hair by the third round, next week.
Janine has been touched by the support her family has shown.
She said: “It shows the love within a family that’s unbreakable.
“I’ve cried feeling overwhelmed that people would do this for me, then I realised the bond.
“It’s a bond everyone in our family has - we stick together, we help each other, our love knows no bounds.”
To support Janine visit www.justgiving.com/Janine-Hogg2014.,