Cancer survivor Puccinni Roseboro is paying it forward

October 26
06:00 2017

By Busta Brown
The Chronicle

Puccinni Roseboro lost his mother Sarah Parker Roseboro to colon cancer in January 2009. “My mom is my heart. That was an experience that was very detrimental to me.”

Puccinni said after his mother past, he continues to seek her advice. “My mom will always be in my heart, and I know she wanted me to move forward and be happy.” It was his mom that inspired him to work hard and pursue his dreams.

After graduating from high school, Roseboro attended Fayetteville State University, transferred to Durham, where he attended Duke University and graduated in 1992 majoring in Business Education. He furthered his education, receiving an Associate of Science degree in business education, and another AS in Health Administration.

“My mother was always very proud of me. She is still my rock, and I’ll continue to make her proud.” He did just that, with starting a very successful catering and florist company, called Flowers and Accessories. Things were moving forward as planned.

But in 2012, Pucinni was diagnosed with colon cancer. “I was devastated. I did not know what to say.” I remembered him saying his mom will always be his rock, and in his heart, so I asked Roseboro, what did he say to mom?

“If you were a fly on the wall, you would have said this guy is crazy. I sat in the middle of my bed, and said, ‘Mother, it’s me. Here I am, you already know what’s going on.’ I could hear her say in the inner ear, ‘Child you’re strong, and you know what I instilled in you, what I taught you.’” He took a deep breath, gathered his composure, and then smiled. “I picked myself up by the boots, and said: ‘I’m going to live.’”

I’m sure his mom is smiling, because her baby boy is living. Along with the 17-year success of his florist and catering company, he now owns a clothing line and label PR Originals designs by Puccinni. His love for fashion and design began at Barbizon Modeling Agency in New York City. He acquired knowledge in clothing, fabrics, color and symmetric. The intelligent and successful business man is also extremely grateful to The Cancer Services in Winston- Salem, “They saved my life, Busta.” He was nearly in tears as he shared the intimate details of how the Cancer Services also saved him from going into debt.”

To see our interview, go to the Winstonsalem Chronicle YouTube channel. Puccinni Roseboro is using his gift to pay it forward to The Cancer Services.

This Saturday he’s doing a benefit fashion show at St. John C.M.E. Church, 350 NW Crawford Place in Winston-Salem. The show starts at 6 p.m., and all proceeds will benefit Cancer Services.

For more info, call 336-995-2713.

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