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Family Goes Bald to Support Cancer Patient

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They call it getting more aerodynamic. Jim Forseth and his father are going bald for a very special reason.

"My nephew and his dad are coming to shave their heads so they look like me," Joan Forseth said.

"When she started losing her hair this year, I said well let's all get our game face on, it's just hair it'll grow back," Jim Forseth said.

His aunt, Joan, is undergoing her second round of chemotherapy to battle her ovarian cancer.

To show support and provide some entertainment during her treatment, they turned the Billings Clinic Infusion Room into a barber shop.

Joan said this is just one of so many ways her family has supported her through the cancer diagnosis, which she first received back in 2011.

"My son is on deployment so Jim's son comes over all the time and takes really good care of Eric and I, and he said no Joan, you don't have to do it alone, I'll do it with you," cancer patient Joan Forseth said.

"The attitude she maintains through all this and her upbeat courage the least we could do is come in and show her a little support kind of a team effort," Jim Forseth said.

Joan said she is thankful for all the resources in Billings to help her through this time.

"You just don't do it alone you rely on your family friends and the community and that's what this day is about," she said.

Joan would like to thank all the students at Alkali Creek School where she used to work.

The kids paid a dollar to wear a hat to school and donated the money to Joan for her hospital bills.