Faith May Beckstead had surgery on Friday 22 July to remove a brain tumour pushing on her optic nerve.
As part of the operation, she had to have part of the hair on her head shaved off.
After feeling down about her alternative hairstyle, her mum decided to shave her head in exactly the same way.
“This is Faith May, a superhero,” the post read on Love What Matters.
“Faith just had surgery to remove a brain tumour that was pushing on her optic nerve and destroying her pituitary gland.
“Every superhero has a side kick who picks them up, dusts them off, and makes them feel stronger then ever.
“Faith was feeling a little down when she noticed they had to shave some of her hair to remove her tumour.
“In true side kick fashion Faith’s mum, Jamie Dawn Beckstead, went home during a shift swap and came back looking just like Faith.”
Judging by Faith’s smile, she loves it.
The Facebook post was shared nearly 1,000 times and encouraged other parents whose children have been through brain surgery to share their stories.
“Hugs sweet darling,” one person commented. “My son had brain surgery also. Had to remove a cyst pressing on his brain stem and cerebellum.”
Another wrote: “We have a little hero too that went through very similar side effects. She was diagnosed in June 2015 and has healed beautifully from her surgery.
“It really is amazing how quickly they bounce back. Faith, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I know you will overcome it!”
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