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Facebook video goes viral — Samoan sisters supporting each other

Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — People around the world are sending prayers to Samoan twins living in New Zeland, after they posted a video on Facebook that has gone viral. Joella and Joanna Lee-Lo are supporting each other after Joanna was diagnosed with leukaemia.

Joella posted the video on her Facebook last week saying, "On April 6th my beautiful twin sister Joanna was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia cancer. As devastating the news was, my sister had to start her treatments straight away but because of lockdown, she had to do it all alone in hospital without her family there to hold her hand and wipe her tears when she needed it. The only contact we had with her was through video calls and messages. It was a hard time for my family and I but especially for my sister."

The video shows Joella Lee-Lo shaving her head on Saturday in solidarity with her twin sister Joanna Lee-Lo.

The video, which is only a little more than three minutes long, shows the sisters seated in a family room, surrounded by their grandmother and family members, who wipe away tears as they offer kisses and hugs to the twins before their hair is shaved.

"Today she decided to show just how brave and strong she was by shaving her head so treatments could be easier. I couldn’t let her go through with it alone so I decided we’ll do it together just like everything else we’ve done together in this life. I love you so much my beautiful sister. You are a fighter and we’ll fight this battle togethe," Joella posted on her site.

The video has millions of vews and hundreds of thousands comments.