Video: Firefighter goes bald for daughter with cancer

"If this is all we've got to do, she's got a long road ahead so we can do this. It ain't hard," firefighter Bobby Penning said


WCVB

QUINCY, Mass. — Sometimes you don't know what you can do, but when 20-year-old Danielle Lefebvre, the daughter of a longtime Leominster fire lieuntant, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, the people around them knew exactly how to show them they're not alone.

"If this is all we've got to do, she's got a long road ahead so we can do this. It ain't hard," firefighter Bobby Penning said. Starting chemo Monday, Danielle decided to shave her head before going to the hospital. "I had a tip off from another cancer survivor, who said it feels weird when you lose your hair and it can be easier for clean up if you cut your hair prior to, so you have less clumps everywhere when it falls out," she said.

Her dad offered to buzz his, too, in solidarity. "Firefighters don't keep secrets," Lt. Tony Lefebvre said. "You tell one, and the whole world knows. It kind of spread like wildfire, and that's what we do we take care of each other." Now, three local barbers offered their services, and what started as just firefighters offering to shave their heads grew to family and friends, up to 34 people.

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