It has been a long, difficult fight for the Foster family.
"I remember many days I would lay my head on the kitchen counter, saying, 'I cannot take this anymore. I cannot do it anymore,'" said breast cancer survivor Stacey Foster.
chemotherapy, the pain, the tears and the sleepless nights. That struggle has brought her family closer together. They even shaved Stacey's head on Valentine's Day.
"My hair was coming out by the handful and so we made it a family event and each one of them got to take a strip with the clippers down my head, to make it where you could cope with it," said Stacey Foster, "to make it easier."
"It was really tough," said son Trevor Foster. "I hate seeing her go through pain and crying. You could tell she hurt real bad because she would just start to break down and cry."
Pink is now the family's official color and the Foster children are not afraid to show their support how they see fit. For 9-year-old daughter, Jairis, it was pink highlights. For sons Caleb and Trevor, the "do" is a bit more drastic. They sport a bright pink Mohawk.
"All these girls saw me take my hat off, because it was cold outside," said son Caleb. "I took my hat off and they were like, 'Oh my gosh, what did you do?'"
Right now, Trevor is playing football, so his hair is covered, but basketball is not far away. Trevor plans to keep his pink Mohawk with the breast cancer ribbon, a decision that did not go over too well with school staff. He was told if he did not cut his hair he could not play.
"It made me feel furious and sad all at the same time," said Trevor. "You feel special because you know you are supporting."
Trevor said if he has to decide between basketball and his personal tribute to his mom, it is a no-brainer.
"I would not play the sport, I would keep the Mohawk," said Trevor. "I would rather support her than do any sports."
Some have said the Foster family should take a less attention-drawing show of support for the fight against breast cancer. Stacey said those people should not judge, unless you have gone through it yourself.
"Does it seem crazy? It probably does to some people, but whenever you are diagnosed with cancer it does not matter what people think," said Stacey Foster. "If that is the way that he wants to show his support for me, there would be no way that I would deny it."
Members of the school met with the Fosters to talk about Trevor's hair. The school's stance has changed. The 11-year-old can try out for the team and keep his pink Mohawk.
Boy sports pink Mohawk to support mom, now allowed to try out for basketball