Rosemary Capitolo is a 71-year-old grandmother from San Jose, California who won’t let anything, including her ovarian cancer, get her down. After knitting herself a cute red wig for her Halloween costume, she decided to wear it anyway after she lost her hair to chemotherapy.

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The images of her awesome and hopeful gesture went viral after they were shared by her grand-daughter Megan Shone. Though many sites have reported that she knitted it this year, Capitolo created her fun Halloween wig for 2013.

More info: Facebook | Twitter (Megan Shone) (h/t: huffpost)

Rosemary with her wig on Halloween 2013: