Hollywood has been shaken up by the very sad news that Valerie Harper is suffering from terminal brain cancer. Today, March 6, 2013, Radar Online has reported, Valerie Harper Has Terminal Brain Cancer, Has Only Months To Live. In a horribly shocking revelation, the beloved TV star Valerie Harper has announced that she has terminal brain cancer, and she only has months to live.
Harper first charmed audiences as the outspoken New Yorker, Rhoda Morgenstern, on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and than on its spin-off, Rhoda. She was hit with the devastating diagnosis of brain cancer on Jan. 15, 2013. She has said she has a rare condition that is called leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, which occurs when cancer cells spread into the fluid-filled membrane surrounding the brain. Her doctors have told her she has as little as three months to live. At 73-years-old Harper is a very courageous woman and has commented, “I think one of the many blessings in my life is that I’ve learned to drop bitter resentment. Life is amazing. Live it to the fullest. Stay as long as you can.”
Josh Grossberg has also reported on this story for E! Online, Valerie Harper: I Have Terminal Brain Cancer. Harper, who is a four-time Emmy winner, has displayed a remarkable upbeat attitude in dealing with this tragic news. She has said, "I don't think of dying. I think of being here now." Harper, who was a longtime smoker who was diagnosed with lung cancer in March 2009, was making the promotional rounds for her memoir, "I, Rhoda," when she became sick. Harper is a really beautiful person whose presence in this world will always live on and serve as a positive force for many people.