You're active. You're a mom. And then you get diagnosed with cancer. You begin treatments and yes, you lose your hair.
In October 2015, Julia McGrath was diagnosed with sarcoma, a cancer of the bone or connective tissue, such as nerves, muscles, cartilage, tendons, fat, and blood vessels. She underwent surgery and her chemo treatments began in November 2015.
“My kids didn’t want anyone to know," McGrath said. "I wore scarves and maybe people knew. Allowing people to see my hair was such a focal point. It was a moment for me to let go and end the shame of losing my hair.”
McGrath's treatments ended in February 2016.
"I got it early and I got it out through surgery,” McGrath said.
But her journey has not ended.