Ohio father shaves head in solidarity with son battling cancer
AKRON, Ohio - Rayshawn Mims wanted to do something special for his 7-year-old son, Ahkeem, who is undergoing chemotherapy due to bone cancer.
On Sept. 16, Mims shaved his dreadlocks and went totally bald to match Ahkeem.
He shared a video of him cutting his hair with his son watching. He streamed the moment on Facebook while standing behind his son.
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"Anything that you gotta go through in life, I got to go through with you," Mims told Ahkeem. "And I gotta stay strong, and you gotta stay strong. Do you understand?" he continued. Ahkeem nodded in agreement.
The family has set up a GoFundMe page to help with medical and other related expenses.
According to the family’s GoFundMe page, Ahkeem was taken to the emergency room for what was initially thought to be a knee sprain but he was then diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.
According to the American Cancer Society, osteosarcoma can occur in children, teens, and young adults.
This story was reported from Los Angeles.