On Monday’s episode of "Dancing with the Stars," Valerie Harper and her dancing partner Tristan MacManus were the ones cut from the competition.
Valerie had an interview with Good Morning America the day after eliminations, and they asked her when she thought her time would end on "Dancing with the Stars." Valerie’s answer was, “Oh, the first dance.”
On Monday's show, Valerie and Tristan danced to the Viennese waltz. They scored 18 out of 30 points. Unfortunately, that was not enough to carry them on to the next round. Valerie had a message for everyone. She said the show had been an “opportunity for me to carry a message” that people should always keep trying, no matter what they face.”
Although Valerie and Tristan received low scores, Valerie gave viewers so much more. She showed them that no matter what life throws at you, have the courage to continue and never give up. Earlier this year, the doctors diagnosed Valerie with a rare form of cancer, terminal leptomeningeal carcinomatosis. The doctors were certain that Valerie would not live past June. In August, the doctors said that her cancer was very close to remission.
"Now when you have cancer and they say you have three months in January and it's suddenly October, you gotta feel good about that. And the drugs I'm taking... are working right now. So we'll see what goes! And everyone should live like that, one day at a time," Valerie told Good Morning America. "Just keep dancing!"