Teresa Zoldak goes bald in support of her nanna Noeleen
NANNA Noeleen will wield the razor which will shave the heads of her daughter, and her two granddaughters, albeit reluctantly.
Noeleen was diagnosed with anal cancer, but recently came out the other side fighting and is now in full remission.
To celebrate her survival and courage, Noeleen's family will this month shave their heads in support of the World's Greatest Shave.
Granddaughter Teresa Zoldak said she was extremely proud of her grandmother and wanted to show her just how much.
"She was so strong, she fought and she won," Teresa said.
Teresa said her grandmother was the reason she would lose her locks, and because of this, asked her to take a more hands-on approach.
"We're doing it for her, so I decided I was going to ask her to do the honours and shave our heads," she said.
Teresa said this was something she wanted to do for a long time, but never mustered the courage.
"But then when Nanna and Shane got cancer I thought 'what better time to do it'," she said.
Teresa said the shave was further inspired by her cousin Shane's cancer diagnosis.
When Shane was diagnosed with kidney cancer, she said he was left bedridden and feared he might lose his livelihood.
"He does professional boxing and he had to give it all up for an operation," she said.
But just over a year later, Teresa said Shane was back healthy and fighting.
While it was a happy ending for both Shane and Noeleen, Teresa said it was not the end of the family's cancer story.
"We found out our family had this specific mutant gene when Shane had cancer," she said.
"Everyone got tested and we found out my mum and sister both had the gene Shane has.
"It doesn't necessarily mean they will get cancer but they are at a higher risk."
Despite this, Teresa said the family was in high spirits, and wanted to celebrate its prosperity.
Teresa said the Shave would happen in her mum's backyard on March 12.
She just hoped her Nanna would maintain a steady hand.
To support the Zoldak family or join their shave phone Teresa on 0400279747.