A Westbourne Green woman who has survived a heart attack, stroke and breast cancer is to receive a makeover.
Alison Tormey, 46, of the Warwick Estate, in Bourne Terrace, will be given a pampering session at Toni and Guy salon, in Regent Street, West End, at the beginning of December.
Still undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer diagnosed in March, Ms Tormey has lived through a stroke in January last year and heart attack in 1998.
Doctors and nurses at St Mary's hospital in Praed Street, Paddington, where she was treated, and breast cancer awareness campaigner Caroline Monk, nominated her to receive the makeover.
She will be treated to a new dress, new wig, her makeup will be applied by stylists and her eyebrows will be tattooed on, as the medication she took for the cancer caused her to lose all her hair.
The mum-of-three - Lisa-Marie, 18, Stephen, 17, and Holly-Irene, eight - said: "Some days you feel so tired and a bit down, so I was really excited to hear I'd been chosen. My parents brought me up to know that there's always someone in the world who is worse off than yourself, so I'm not one for sitting around and feeling sorry for myself.
"I've survived a heart attack, two strokes and breast cancer, so I'm definitely not ready to die. The wig I was given when my hair fell was so good that even friends and family, who knew I had cancer, couldn't tell my real hair had fallen out. "
Ms Tormey was a learning support assistant at Edward Wilson School, in Senior Street, Westbourne Green, until her illness forced her to give up work.
Three other ladies, also treated at St Mary's hospital, will receive a makeover at the same time at Ms Tormey. For more information on the campaign see firstname.lastname@example.org