HOUSTON – We’re continuing our celebration of Women’s History Month by shining a spotlight on a local business owner who is a true testament to the strength and resiliency of women. After battling cancer, Tanieka Randall reclaimed her crown by creating a hair care line that’s now helping others do the same. Back in 2011, Randall was on her way to becoming a registered nurse. Then, in her final semester of nursing school, she received some very unexpected news.
“I thought I was just really stressed out, but I ended up going to the hospital and found out no. I actually had cancer,” said Randall.
After discovering the diagnosis, Randall began chemotherapy treatment right away. In total, she underwent five rounds of chemotherapy, which took a heavy toll on her body.
“It was crazy even looking back how I was basically withering away and of course my hair started falling out,” said Randall.
Randall recalls throughout the experience how she did not struggle so much with disease, but rather the side effects of the treatment.
“I had a harder time losing my hair than I actually had with having cancer,” said Randall “My faith is really strong, so I knew I was going to be ok. I wasn’t afraid to die, but I had a problem with my hair falling out.”