Despite theft, cancer survivor event goes on

$3K in wigs stolen from wig shop

By Andy Cerota - Anchor/Reporter

HOUSTON - Tiffani Speller wanted to do a free makeover event for cancer survivors, but two weeks before the benefit, a thief broke into her wig shop and stole $3,000 worth of wigs that were meant for women who've been battling the disease.

Sunday, the event went on as planned thanks to some generous donors.

"The show goes on. We got more donations. We're just happy to have the event," Speller said.

Speller owns Tiffani Chanel Luxury Hair in Houston. At the event, cancer survivors were treated to free makeovers thanks to "Big C New Me's" power crew of makeup artists, hairstylists and a photographer.

"When you look at yourself in the mirror, you're not really seeing yourself. Sometimes you lose sight of that when you are going through this," Consetta Williams said.

Last year, Williams was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer. After two surgeries and radiation, she's in remission but admits the cancer has taken it's toll on her confidence.

"It's been amazing. They really made me feel beautiful. It's been a long time but I really felt beautiful today," Williams said.

"The reward is giving people that just don't feel good or maybe have had a rough go at it just a good day. They walk out of here looking fabulous. That's the fun part," Speller said.

The wig theft occurred in late July. The person responsible has not been caught.

Anyone with any information about the case is asked to call Crimestoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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