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Family shaves head for local woman with breast cancer

This family all shaved their heads to show support for Teresa Dixon, who was recently diagnosed...
This family all shaved their heads to show support for Teresa Dixon, who was recently diagnosed with Breast Cancer.(WDBJ)
Published: Nov. 27, 2020 at 5:39 PM EST
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SALEM, Va. (WDBJ) - A photography company shared photos of a local woman and her family on Facebook a few days ago, and the post has gone viral.

The photos are of Teresa Dixon, who retired from the City of Salem Fire-EMS Department after 14 years and volunteered in the City of Salem in multiple roles for over 30 years. She was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer in September and is undergoing aggressive chemotherapy.

She wants others to know that they’re not alone, so she asked local photographer Patrick Perkins to do a photo shoot. In this shoot, Dixon and her husband, son, nephews, and son-in-law are shaving each other’s heads in solidarity.

The post now has over 13,000 reactions and 1,600 comments.

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