‘I’m embracing my new look:’ Kikkan cuts hair after cancer diagnosis
Alaska skiing superstar Kikkan Randall has shorn her trademark blond locks, after announcing this month that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Randall said on her Facebook page and a video on her Vimeo page Thursday that she had been fitted for a wig. The 2018 Winter Olympics women’s team sprint champion described the decision as empowering in the face of the disease.
“There are not many things in this #breastcancer journey that I can control but taking charge of my hair before it really started falling out was one step I could take!” Randall wrote. “I'm embracing my new look and am excited that showers will be a lot quicker now!”
At an Anchorage Economic Development Corp. luncheon on Wednesday, Randall likened her recovery from a gold-medal loss at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi to the economic recovery AEDC says the city is poised for starting this year. She also vowed to live her post-diagnosis life the same way she always has – outdoors.
"I have committed to staying active through my treatment, because I know it's going to keep me sane and it's going to help with my treatment," Randall said.
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