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This Cancer Survivor Tosses Her Wig Instead of Bouquet at Wedding

‘To me a bald head shows courage, the will to fight, the will to not let anything get you down’


This is one of the bravest and most beautiful wedding moments I’ve seen in a long time.

Jamie Steinborn and her fiancé John got married on Friday, May 12.

For the past 16 months, Jamie has been battling cervical cancer. Needless to say, it’s been a rough year, so the wedding came as particularly special day for the couple.

At Firefly Gardens in Texas, where the reception was help, Jamie had her bridesmaids, friends, and family gather behind her for the bouquet toss.

As she counted down from three, guests prepared to scramble for the bouquet. However, they were shocked when Jamie ripped off her wig and flung it behind her head instead.

“This was a once in a lifetime opportunity,” she said. “Yes, it was my wedding day and yes, I wore a wig, but I feel just as blessed and beautiful bald-headed.”

The mother of four added, “To me a bald head shows courage, the will to fight, the will to not let anything get you down.”


First diagnosed in January of 2016, although the news was devastating, it led to her meeting John.

The morning of the wedding, Jamie says she went to breakfast with a friend and joked about tossing the wig.”

She says, “I looked at my friend and told her, ‘You know what? I think I am going to do this when it is time.’”

“Through all of what is going on, I continue to put a smile on my face and fight the fight,” she adds. “Cancer is not funny at all but I try and joke about the situation. Counting down I was nervous, but when I said ‘three’ I went for it. I want people like me who are fighting the fight to remember that no matter how his or her life is dealt, God has you in the palm of his hands and that being optimistic is the key.”

Check out the video to see how well-received her stunt was by her guests.



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