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From Picard to Riker: One Cosplayer’s Victory over Cancer


(Photo: Annalee)

Tom Schutt, a high school math teacher in Washington, D.C., received treatments for cancer. As a result of his chemotherapy, he lost his hair and a lot of weight. So while in a Starfleet uniform, he looked a lot like Captain Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation. After his cancer went into remission and his chemotherapy ended, Schutt regrew his hair. Remove one rank insignia pip and he looks like Commander Will Riker!

-via Fashionably Geek


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I threatened my kids that I would go as Picard that year, but it was too cold for the bare head. And, as you say, the exhaustion. Here's hoping we never have the opportunity again!
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a few years ago when I was in chemo, I lost all my hair. I wanted to go as Aang the Last Airbender for Halloween....unfortunately, I didn't have the time or the energy to pull it together then. I hope I never have another chance to do it :)
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