Cancer patient receives ‘gorgeous’ makeover

Diane Ward received a makeover at Adler J. Salonspa through Hello Gorgeous!

Diane Ward thought she was going to a doctor's appointment early Monday, April 18, 2016, but she was surprised with a makeover at Adler J. Salonspa on Illinois Road thanks to Hello Gorgeous!

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Diane Ward thought she was going to a doctor’s appointment early Monday. In a fight for her life with Stage 4 colon cancer, Ward has plenty of them, after all.

But there was no doctor’s appointment Monday morning.

Diane Ward was surprised with a full makeover from Hello Gorgeous! on Monday, April 18, 2016.
Diane Ward was surprised with a full makeover from Hello Gorgeous! on Monday, April 18, 2016.

Instead, Ward was taken to Adler J. Salonspa on Illinois Road, where she was surprised with a makeover from Hello Gorgeous!, an organization that takes women battling cancer and makes them feel beautiful again.

To that end, Ward received a facial, manicure and pedicure, a full hair style and makeup, along with a new outfit. Her new look was revealed in a special party at Hall’s Gashouse.

Ward was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2009 and given a year to live, but the cancer fell into remission. It has since returned stronger, though, having spread on to her lungs.

Her friends say Diane never complains and always has a smile on her face.  The stylists she worked with today said the same thing, expressing that her smile was contagious, and they felt blessed by just having met Diane.

If you know a woman battling any form of cancer who you would like to nominate for a makeover, you can visit the Hello Gorgeous! website.

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