Sunday, June 26, 2016

Kansas Dad Gets Tattoo to Match His Son's Surgery Scar

Hutchinson, KS - A Hutchinson father’s effort to ease his son’s insecurity after a cancer surgery left him with a scar on his head is gaining attention across the internet  around the world. After undergoing surgery for brain cancer,  Gabriel Marshall, age 8,  was left with a scar on the right side of his head. In order to boost his self-confidence, Gabriel's father, Josh Marshall, decided to get a tattoo exactly like his son's scar.
photo courtesy of Josh Marshall
According to national and international press reports, his father said that his son, felt insecure with a scar on the right side of his head after the surgery.  So Marshall decided to do something about it.  Telling Gabriel, "if people want to stare at you, then they can stare at both of us."
After getting the tattoo, Marshall shared a photo of himself and his son showing off their scars on Facebook for a Best Dad competition in Wichita, being held by the St Baldricks Foundation, writing “got my son’s scar tattooed to help his self confidence.”  He received 5,000 votes in the competition to win the title of Best Bald Dad, and after Baldnicks shared the photo, the father/son duo has won the hearts of people all over the world. Leading the hosts of the weekend edition of the Today Show to quip, that in their minds he is the Best Dad Ever.  Not just the Best Bald Dad.

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