Son shows love for mother battling cancer

By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email
By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email

COLFAX, Wis. (WEAU) – A local man from Colfax had a surprise for his mom who is battling ovarian cancer.

24-year-old Bo Weber’s mother Wendy Weber was diagnosed with cancer in 2011.

Since then, the 50-year-old woman has had multiple surgeries and chemotherapy sessions, traveling back and from Rochester, MN.

Within the last two years, her cancer reoccurred three times and has metastasized through her abdomen, said Bo.

Bo began growing out his hair when she was diagnosed and decided Mother’s Day was an appropriate time to express his love to her and show his support by donating his hair to Locks of Love.

Roy’s Barbershop in Eau Claire cut his hair for free.

Recently, Bo said his mom was forced to stop chemotherapy because of the harsh effects and her health diminishing.

Bo surprised his mom by walking into her hospital room with a shaved head and giving her a hug.

Her reaction was caught on camera when Bo asked professional videographers to capture the moment as well as the hair cutting process.

On Saturday, Wendy was released from the hospital to be with family.

Bo said his mom wants people to be aware of ovarian cancer, also known as ‘the silent killer’.

She said know your body, make routine visits to the doctor and be sure to tell your doctor everything.

“Wendy is 50 years of age. She has three children, and is the grandmother to five grandkids. She is the core of our family, a firm believer in Jesus Christ, and continues to put her faith in God,” Bo wrote us through email.

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