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Ultimate Glam: Coast businesses give back to breast cancer survivor

Harrington was primped, pampered, styled, and photographed while her family watched in awe. (Photo source: WLOX) Harrington was primped, pampered, styled, and photographed while her family watched in awe. (Photo source: WLOX)
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Nothing could take the smile off Laverne Harrington's face on Sunday. 

“Oh my God, how do I say it. I was just so happy,” said Harrington.

Harrington is a survivor. She beat breast cancer in just one year.

“They did the first surgery on the left breast, and they got a little bit of it. I had to go back three weeks later and get another test done, and it was still there. She went in and got that one, too,” said Harrington.

Though she didn't have to undergo a mastectomy, she did go through chemotherapy; which left her with permanent hair loss. But thanks to local hair stylist Krystal Ben, Harrington was fitted with a custom wig.

“I just feel so good. It makes you feel so good. Even if you're scared, it just makes you feel good and beautiful inside,” said Harrington.

The glam day giveaway was photographer Stacey Smith's idea.

“I contacted Krystal and I told her about the idea, and she loved it. So, we got Nadine and Brian Pearse involved with it,” said Stacey Smith.

Harrington was entered without her knowledge, and had no idea what to expect until she arrived.

“I thought I was going to have to do a little bit of my own makeup, and maybe get my own little dress or something like that," said Harrington. "When they did all this, boy look a here.”

Harrington was primped, pampered, styled, and photographed while her family watched in awe. They say she was smiling that same smile throughout her battle with cancer.

“It was fine. It was okay because I gave it to God, and when you got beautiful kids and like I got, you don't worry about that. I don't worry about it,” said Harrington.

Harrington’s custom wig was designed by Ben, owner of Hair Fetish. The photos were taken courtesy of Brian Pearse Photography and Stacey Lanor Photography. Harrington’s dress was custom made by Nadine Hancock, owner of Dcouture Designs.

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