Josh Marshall earns the “Dad of the Year” award for sure for getting a “scar” tattoo matching his son’s cancer scar just to help him feel better!
Gabriel had a rare type of brain cancer and the surgery in March of 2015 left him with a significant scar on the right side of his head.
“My son was very self-conscious after he got his surgery,” Marshall told ABC News. “He felt like a monster.”
‘You know what, I’ll get your scar tattooed. That way, if people want to stare at you, then they can stare at both of us.’ I never intended for it to be this big. It was just a friendly competition between fellow cancer dads and people showing support for their loved ones who have fought cancer. It’s amazing. I’m glad that I can kind of spread awareness for the childhood cancer community,” Marshall said after winning the “Best Bald Dad” contest.
Gabriel loves the tattoo and tells everyone that he and his dad are now twins!
The story is earning Josh Marshal a huge flood of praise online, but he says the only person he cared about inspiring was Gabriel.
The competition features pictures of dads who have shaved their heads in support of their kids who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy.
There were 55 submissions and thousands of votes. Josh was crowned the “Best Bald Dad.”
St. Baldrick’s Foundation states on its website:
We’ve already shaved over 40,000 heads this year to raise money for kids’ cancer research. That’s a lot of bald heads! So for Father’s Day, we wanted to do something special for all the extra-special dads who went bald in support of kids with cancer.
What an incredible show of unconditional love!
Kansas Dad gets tattoo to help son feel better about cancer surgery scar: