Urijah Faber Shaves Head in Support of Sister (Video)

Written by Tom Ngo
December 23rd, 2011

UFC Bantamweight Urijah Faber

Exactly four Fridays ago, Urijah Faber’s (Pictured) 19-year-old sister, Michaella Tastad, was involved in a horrific car accident. It was the morning after she had celebrated Thanksgiving dinner with her family.

Faber’s sister suffered a collapsed lung, spleen damage and received life-threatening head trauma that forced physicians to medically induce a coma at Sutter Roseville Medical Center in Sacramento, California.

Part of her skull was later removed in order to insert a shunt to help drain fluid from her head. Doctors had no choice but to shave a section of her hair in order to perform the procedure. Michaella subsequently decided to cut the rest of her locks completely off.

Since the operation, she’s been working studiously to reclaim her speech and memory through intense therapy. Faber has been consistently updating her progress on his Twitter account, stating the manager of his fan mail has been making great strides.

With a long road to recovery staring Michaella dead in the eyes, Faber wanted to make sure his sister knew he would be with her every step of the way.

Please click the media player below to watch Faber chop his mop:

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