Brave the shave: Shared experience leads Virginia mom to go bald in honor of late Carmel boy

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    Katya Webb of Main Street Barber Shop shaves Risa Carpenter’s head at a fundraiser for St. Baldrick’s March 4 at the Carmel Ice Skadium. (Photo by Ann Marie Shambaugh)
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    Before the shave, Risa Carpenter displays a poster with the names of 14 children who have battled or are battling cancer. Only three of the children are still living. (Photo by Ann Marie Shambaugh)
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    A crowd of supporters gathers to watch and film Risa Carpenter’s shave. (Photo by Ann Marie Shambaugh)
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    Jason Peek of Main Street Barber Shop gives Risa Carpenter a first look at her new bald look. (Photo by Ann Marie Shambaugh)
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    Risa Carpenter shaved her head in memory of Brooks Blackmore, a Carmel boy who died in May 2016 after battling an inoperable brain tumor. (Photo by Ann Marie Shambaugh)
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    Marleah Carpenter spent a month at Riley Hospital for Children in 2015. (Submitted photo)
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    Marleah Carpenter
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    Risa Carpenter smiles as her head is shaved by Ktaya Webb of Main Street Barber Shop. (Photo by Ann Marie Shambaugh)

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