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Littlest cancer survivor loves new look with locks

By Layron Livingston - bio | email

TYLER, TEXAS (KLTV) -  Bianca Pleasant let nothing stand in the way of her Saturday afternoon beauty appointment. The 4-year-old came all the way from Temple, Texas to get her hair done.

"People call her a boy a lot,"said Chasity Pleasant, Bianca's mother. "I know that frustrates her, so it's going to be nice for her to have some hair that she can shake."

A cancerous tumor spread through Bianca's arm last year. She said her special medicine caused all of her hair to fall out.

"She's very strong," said Chasity. "When they gave me the news [about her cancer], she was patting me on the back, telling me it was going to be okay."

C.C. Foster, owner of Queen Diva's Salon said Bianca is the youngest survivor she's ever helped with a custom wig. 

For seven years, Foster has offered free custom wigs to cancer survivors. She said she does it to honor her sister who died more than 10 years ago.

"I just love making people feel beautiful, and it makes me feel good," she said.

An entire team of stylists and nail specialists pampered survivors from across East Texas and the state with free manicures, pedicures, and custom wigs.

"You can't be a diva without it all," laughed Leslie Lincoln, a cancer survivor.

"Through the grace of God, my faith, family and friends, I'm dealing with it quite well, now," said Susan Turner. Turner finished chemotherapy last fall.

"I hope she walks away feeling beautiful," said Chasity. "[Bianca] is already beautiful, but I hope she feels even more beautiful."

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