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Brave Breast Cancer-Surviving Local News Anchor Removes Wig On Air

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Marisa Kabas

By Marisa Kabas on February 28, 2014

WMC News anchor Pam McKelvy is a shining example of what it means to use your public platform to educate, engage and inspire.

The Memphis anchor went public with her battle with breast cancer in February 2012 after a double mastectomy. After that she underwent chemotherapy during which she lost her hair, and she has been wearing a wig on air since last March. That is, until now.

On Wednesday’s broadcast, McKelvy removed her wig and revealed her real hair, which is starting to grow back. It was a brave and moving moment.

“A woman’s relationship with her hair is sacred. 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,” said McKelvy.

She had a message for viewers that transcends cancer, and this is an important lesson to us all:

“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.

Hopefully McKelvy’s bravery and honesty will inspire others to be as courageous and to keep on fighting.

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