The New England Patriots are headed to the AFC title game, and they’ve got the unwavering support of one former cheerleader.
Paula McDonald is battling stage 3 breast cancer, and a few weeks ago she had a double mastectomy. Last week, McDonald started chemotherapy and wanted to do something “insane” before her hair started falling out from the treatment, so she shaved the Pats logo into the side of her hair, according to MyFOX Boston.
McDonald, a former cheerleader for the Patriots, said she shaved her head to bring awareness to women performing self-exams.
“This year, I found my own lump,” McDonald said. “I insisted on a biopsy, and that is how it was found.”
She says her goal through the entire process is to turn something negative into something positive.
“Something that I learned as a Patriots cheerleader!” she said.