Benefit held for cancer patient - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

Benefit held for cancer patient

By Bob Hallmark - bio | email

LONGVIEW,TX (KLTV)- An East Texas woman is facing a massive physical and financial battle, but a fraternity of hair-dressers has come through in a big way. Longview hair stylist Kristie Coe was diagnosed with breast cancer in May. The 34 year old mother of 4 was looking at hefty medical bills, so her styling contemporaries took over.

"It's a benefit for Kristie Coe. She's a local hair stylist here in town who's been diagnosed with cancer, and we thought that it would be a great idea to organize a benefit," says event organizer Trisha Morillo.

From silent auction to bake sale, to plain donations, the community showed its support. Many came to support Coe , because they could see how they could be in the same situation.

"It can happen to any of us at any time. I think we hair stylists are a close-knit community, and we love helping one another with hard times," Morillo says.

Coe's former employer, Sydney and Company, hosted the event and they hope it eases the family's burden.

"Kristie's a little speechless when she first walked up; but she's very grateful for it. The whole family is, " says Morillo.

In just four hours, volunteers raised over $10,000 for the Coe family.

Copyright 2010 KLTV. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • More frozen custard, juicy burgers coming to Tyler Monday

    More frozen custard, juicy burgers coming to Tyler Monday

    Sunday, July 22 2018 9:36 PM EDT2018-07-23 01:36:39 GMT
    (Source: Freddy's Frozen Custard on Facebook)(Source: Freddy's Frozen Custard on Facebook)

    In this hot, humid weather, there just can't be enough ways to cool off, and frozen custard is one of our favorite ways to do so. 

    More >>

    In this hot, humid weather, there just can't be enough ways to cool off, and frozen custard is one of our favorite ways to do so. 

    More >>
  • Separated sisters were reunited in Longview after more than 50 years

    Separated sisters were reunited in Longview after more than 50 years

    Sunday, July 22 2018 7:00 PM EDT2018-07-22 23:00:48 GMT
    An unforgettable East Texas reunion as two sisters see each other again after more than 50 years apart. Charlie Mae Johnson and Dorothy Mae Davis have not seen each other in 55 years until their family reunion at Longview's Stamper park over the weekend. "We've been separated a long time. I know we were supposed to be having a reunion but I didn't know we were going to have my sister and her family here," Charlie Mae says. Through family circumstances, they were separated...More >>
    An unforgettable East Texas reunion as two sisters see each other again after more than 50 years apart. Charlie Mae Johnson and Dorothy Mae Davis have not seen each other in 55 years until their family reunion at Longview's Stamper park over the weekend. "We've been separated a long time. I know we were supposed to be having a reunion but I didn't know we were going to have my sister and her family here," Charlie Mae says. Through family circumstances, they were separated...More >>
  • Texas African American Museum striving to preserve history

    Texas African American Museum striving to preserve history

    Saturday, July 21 2018 5:25 PM EDT2018-07-21 21:25:02 GMT
    Often times, African American history is only recognized during the month of February.  Founders of the Texas African American Museum felt their history slowly slipping away, now they are hoping to change that with the opening of the museum. "Some of the things I've seen in this little museum, I've not seen in history books, I've not seen online," visitor Cramoeya Cooper said. Though it may be small, the Texas African American Museum packs an exurbanite amount of inf...More >>
    Often times, African American history is only recognized during the month of February.  Founders of the Texas African American Museum felt their history slowly slipping away, now they are hoping to change that with the opening of the museum. "Some of the things I've seen in this little museum, I've not seen in history books, I've not seen online," visitor Cramoeya Cooper said. Though it may be small, the Texas African American Museum packs an exurbanite amount of inf...More >>
Powered by Frankly