Cancer-battling SF fan knits her own Giants-themed wig, wins at life
A Bay Area Giants fan battling cancer has created an awesome way to cover her head and root for her home team.
Rosemary Porter Capitolo, 71-year-old from San Jose, Calif., has been battling cancer and receiving chemotherapy treatments on-and-off for the past two years. According to a Buzzfeed article, the self-proclaimed knitting addict and "rabid Giants fan" decided to whip up this ingenious wig and hat combo to celebrate both Halloween and her beloved San Francisco team's World Series appearance.
Capitolo put the picture onto her Facebook page on Sunday, after which granddaughter Megan Shone re-posted on her Twitter account. The picture has since gone viral:
my grandma (who is going through chemo) knitted herself some hair this morning. I swear she is the absolute best? pic.twitter.com/vB6hW0TFv1— Megan Shone (@megzshone) October 19, 2014
"I have chemo on 29 October and I am planning on wearing it and passing out candy in the infusion ward," Capitolo told Buzzfeed. "Cancer is a real bitch, but I just live with this unwanted guest and live each day fully. I have great family and friends."