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It wasn't all bad

Cancer survivor designs dresses to benefit charity that supported him

When Puccinni Roseboro was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2012, Cancer Services Inc. of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was there for him through his year of treatment, and now, he's returning the favor.

Roseboro has designed and created more than 75 dresses for a fashion show benefiting the nonprofit, using more than 800 yards of material donated by local businesses. He's spent the last six months working on the dresses, and they will make their debut during the fashion show on Oct. 28.

"Anytime someone gives you help, you feel this enormous relief," Roseboro told WXII News. He thought he'd never be able to pay Cancer Services Inc. back, he said, until he decided to put his designing talent to good use. "I just want them to know that all of their work they're doing is not in vain," he said.