Janet Kelleher isn’t like your median mommy. The 62 -year-old was diagnosed with cancer in 2000, but after 15 years cancer-free, she’s battling the beast of breast cancer again.
There’s one thing you might notification about Janet: she doesn’t mind sporting a pink mohawk with pride( a look we thought we would only find on rebellious granny Baddie Winkle ) and she is completely fearless.
“You work with what you have, and you’re grateful for it, ” Janet told TODAY . “There’s truly two selections, as I see it in life. These experiences can build you bitter or they can build you better.”
Her daughter, Sarah Kelleher, has been her stone throughout the process. Janet convinced Sarah to shave her hair into a pink mohawk for her during her first round of chemo. She knew she would be losing her hair anyway.
The mohawk is already run due to treatments, but Sarah, the devoted daughter that she is, shaved off her own hair to make a wig for her dear old mother.
“I’m going to ride this body into the ground. A life without scars is barely a life at all, ” she says.
Janet has always been a bit of an outlier. The mother has taken her daughter zip-lining, parasailing, hot air ballooning, and scuba diving. Janet shows us all that a life well lived is a life lived fearlessly!