South African Girda McKenna asked her friends for just one thing after she was diagnosed with cancer. She wanted them to sit together for a photograph.
The portrait turned into something much more, and blessed her with a memory of true friendship. Luckily, photographer Albert Bredenhann documented the magical journey as all eleven ladies decide to shave their heads in solidarity.
“That is the least I can do,” one woman said before a stylist took an electric shaver to her blonde locks. “If I can do just a little for her to feel better, I will do it with love.”
When Girda walked onto the patio where they all had gathered she was shocked and overcome with tears. She hugged each friend, saying “You girls look amazing.”
All their hair was donated to the Cancer Association of South Africa, according to the Metro, to be weaved into wigs for other cancer patients.
The entire process was made into an incredible video that was anchored by the perfect song, “I will do anything for love (but I won’t do that).”
Photo by Albert Bredenhann