Memphis area news anchor Pam McKelvy had to endure chemo and a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2012. On Wednesday’s show, McKelvy sent an inspiring message to breast cancer sufferers and survivors by removing her wig on air to reveal her own hair, which is slowly growing back.
“A woman’s relationship with her hair is sacred,” she said. “Her hair is her crown of glory. And for women in TV. It’s intensified. I lost my hair after chemo and I’ve been wearing a wig since this past march. Today I’m taking it off for good. This is a milestone, blessed experience for me….I want everybody to know that no matter what you go through, it’s not about what’s on the outside, it’s about what’s on the inside. And I feel that on the inside I am more radiant and beautiful than I’ve ever been.”