Sarah Michelle Gellar is so proud of her ‘brave friend’ Shannen Doherty — who is struggling with breast cancer — and so touched by how she is handling her diagnosis, that she’s shared a beautiful pic honoring her #MondayMuse. Click here to see the photo!
“My #MondayMuse (and really every day #Muse) is my brave friend @theshando,” Sarah Michelle Gellar, 39, captioned an Instagram post on Aug. 8. “I’ve always said she is one of the most loyal friends I’ve ever known, and now while she is facing the toughest journey of her life, she is sharing it with friends she has never met in the hopes of helping other people who are going through the same struggle. That’s a true friend.” Sarah finished the caption about her dear friend, Shannen Doherty, 45, with the hashtag, #F**kCancer. We totally agree SMG!
Early in the summer, Shannen revealed her breast cancer diagnosis and sued her manager for not paying her health insurance. The Beverly Hills 90210 actress has been very open and honest with the public about her battle, taking to Instagram after receiving chemotherapy to document shaving her head; posting six images that detailed the raw and emotional process, captioning the final image with two hashtags, #cancersucks and #thankgodforfriends.
We are so proud of Shannen for sharing her experience so openly with the world, as it will help to make people more aware of what living with breast cancer is really like. And we’re so touched by how the Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress has chosen to honor her friend’s brave journey through this scary process. It must be so much easier to get through a life-changing diagnosis with friends who care about you, and are willing to stand by you. Our hearts go out to Shannen and all women with a breast cancer diagnosis.
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