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9/29/04-Tyler

Cancer Survivor Makeovers

Deep in the piney woods of East Texas, cancer patients got a little taste of Paris today and a little pampering. Chanel makeovers were on the agenda for campers at ETMC's Great Getaway, a three day escape for cancer survivors. Here they get to have fun and relax and forget about cancer.

Pari Jeremey, a Chanel makeup artist, told the ladies about Chanel's products and then transformed them into women of beauty. Antoinette Jackson sat down in the makeup chair first. This breast cancer survivor says she's never had a Chanel makeover and quit wearing makeup after chemo and radiation treatments took her hair and changed her skin.

"Applying makeup was hardest to me. There were no eyebrows, nothing to follow as a line," says Antoinette. She found putting on makeup impossible even after her hair grew back.

"Every time I put a pencil by my eyebrows I did a back flash and started thinking of what it looked like before and it bothered me," she says.

But today putting on makeup is not problem. Pari pampers her with creams, beautiful colors, and tips to applying makeup while her hair grows back. When everything was finally in place, Antoinette fell in love with her new look.

"I am not going to wash my face for a week."

Antoinette says the whole experience made her feel like royalty, something she says she hasn't felt like in a long time.

Michelle Mortensen, reporting.

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