AMHERST, N.Y. (WKBW) - It's the classic story: grandson goes bald to support his grandfather - grandfather goes bald to support his grandson.
Richard Keffer has blood cancer, and his grandson Owen Roberts, a sixth grader at Amherst Middle School, wants to support him. Owen has raised $1,400 so far on his Goin' Bald for Bucks page, and on May 31 planned to shave his head.
Owen's grandfather saw the video his grandson put together as part of the page and wanted to support the 11-year-old, just as Owen was supporting him. So he got an idea.
"What I'd like to do is go bald for you," Keffer said in the video.
As Owen prepared to go bald at Amherst Middle School on May 31, Keffer moved up his morning chemotherapy treatment to be able to get out of the hospital and surprise his grandson.
At 1:30 p.m., Keffer walked out of the hospital and was picked up by his wife. Hours later, side by side, he went bald to support his grandson Owen, as Owen went bald to support him.