- How to prepare for your fantasy football draft (and season) 5 Years Ago
- Kit Harington is joining the MCU–and people are guessing which character he will play 5 Years Ago
- How to live stream Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Dewayne Beamon Today 8:00 AM
- The 5 best free torrent clients you can download in 2019 Today 8:00 AM
- How to stream Saints vs. Jets in NFL preseason action Today 7:49 AM
- How to stream Chiefs vs. 49ers in NFL preseason action Today 7:36 AM
- How to live stream Bellator 225: Mitrione vs. Kharitonov Today 7:30 AM
- Alice Wetterlund draws insight from the last decade in ‘My Mama Is a Human and So Am I’ Today 7:00 AM
- How to stream the Cowboys vs. Texans NFL preseason showdown Today 7:00 AM
- How ‘Stranger Things’ is inspiring new waves of Dungeons and Dragons fans Today 6:00 AM
- Why you should be watching ‘Red vs Blue’ on Netflix Today 6:00 AM
- How to live stream Sergey Kovalev vs. Anthony Yarde Today 5:00 AM
- How to stream Real Madrid vs. Real Valladolid Friday 10:44 PM
- How to stream Liverpool vs. Arsenal Friday 10:28 PM
- How to stream Manchester United vs. Crystal Palace Friday 10:05 PM
News anchor and breast cancer survivor removes wig on air
“On the inside, I am more radiant and beautiful than I’ve ever been.”
Memphis news anchor Pam McKelvy has been very open about her battle with breast cancer, sharing her story with the channel she works for, WMC-TV, last year. She went public with her struggle in hopes of inspiring other women who might be going through the same experience, and she urged women to get mammograms.
On Wednesday, she added another chapter to her story. She started a broadcast by saying:
“A woman’s relationship with hair is sacred. Her hair is like her crown of glory. And for women in TV, it is intensified.”
She goes on to recount her bout with chemotherapy, and how she lost her hair. As a show of power over the disease, she removed the wig she’d been wearing on air to reveal her new hair. “On the inside, I am more radiant and beautiful than I’ve ever been,” she adds.
McKelvy’s been with her audience through the entire battle, and this reveal is an inspirational moment that brings the experience full circle.
H/T HyperVocal | Screengrab via WMC-TV
Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.