A video of twin sisters from Auckland, New Zealand went viral for their solidarity in fighting cancer. Joella Lee-lo decided to support her sister, Joanna, who is going through cancer treatments, by getting their hair shaved together.
Joella announced on her Facebook page that her twin sister, Joanna, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia or ALL is a type of cancer characterized by bone marrow releasing immature white blood cells. The diagnosis came on April 6. “As devastating the news was, my sister had to start her treatments straight away,” she said.
“But because of lockdown, she had to do it all alone in hospital without her family there to hold her hand and wipe her tears when she needed it. The only contact we had with her was through a video calls and messages.”
Their family went through a hard time. They couldn’t even accompany Joanna at the hospital. Nonetheless, they admired her for her bravery and strength while facing cancer treatments. She knew that God and the memory of her late grandfather “was there with her every step of the way.” “She had the support of our entire family too who prayed for her day and night, especially our Nana Tinei Fia Lee-lo,” she added.
“Today, she decided to show just how brave and strong she was by shaving her head so treatments could be easier. I couldn’t let her go through with it alone so I decided we’ll do it together just like everything else we’ve done together in this life. I love you so much my beautiful sister. You are a fighter and we’ll fight this battle together.”
Watch the emotional and touching video below.