PHOTOS: Wrestlers Shave Heads to Support Mom Diagnosed With Leukemia

Mattituck High School wrestling students pack into Love Lane barbershop for crew cuts to support their teammate’s mother, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia.

Mattituck High School junior Bobby Becker's mother, Sue Becker, recently lost all of her hair due to treatment for leukemia.

This week, Bobby's teammates on the wrestling team decided that they would shave their heads in support for his mom. The whole team, about 30 guys, packed into the Love Lane Haircutters Wednesday at 5 p.m. after closing time.

And stylist Sandy Lazar played army barber, cranking out the crewcuts for the kids — many of whom had never had their hair that short before.

"I think I might have had it this short when I was 4 years old," said Bobby. "I like it though. Maybe now I can cut some weight. And it feels cool too."

Check out these photos of this supportive athletic team here.

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Kate Williamson January 17, 2013 at 12:39 PM
They will be wrestling Saturday in the North Fork Invitational tournament at Mattituck High School. Starts at 9 am, goes all day. Come cheer them on.
Dr. Sarah Alward January 17, 2013 at 12:54 PM
I love this story - these are not boys but real men with hearts. God bless :)
Ashley Loreto January 17, 2013 at 04:27 PM
I agree with Dr. Alward- these boys are kind and compassionate beyond their years. Situations like this make me so incredibly proud to be from the North Fork!
Erin Schultz January 17, 2013 at 05:31 PM
Susan Fisher Tyler said on Facebook: "Nice job, boys!"
Tammy DeCicco January 17, 2013 at 05:58 PM
What a wonderful group of young men... Awesome tribute to Susan, I'm sure she is very proud. Wishing the team Good Luck during their upcoming meet! Rooting for Susan, John, Allie & Bobby Becker you are all in my daily thoughts...


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