Victoria native to return home, invites others to ‘put a cap on cancer’

VICTORIA, Texas – A Victoria native who is a morning show anchor for News 9 in Denver is returning home next week to give a presentation as part of the Victoria College Lyceum lecture series. 

The NBC news anchor and cancer survivor started the Verma Foundation to help provide free cap wigs to women and children going through their own fight against cancer. 

Verma was diagnosed with stage 2 Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the age of 23.

She previously worked as an anchor and reporter for NBC 10 in Boston.

“For me, this just truly helped me put a cap on cancer in essence and continue fighting and regain that emotional strength and say, ‘Hey, I don’t need to worry about hair loss and that emotional distress, I can just put this cap wig on and keep fighting,’ and that really is the mission,” Verma said. “We just want to help women regain their confidence and keep fighting and feel like themselves again.”

Verma also became the youngest graduate of the University of Texas in Austin and at 18 she earned a master’s degree from Columbia University.

You can meet Verma and learn more about her mission at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts, located at 214 N. Main Street in downtown Victoria. Admission is free. Go here to learn more.