When doctors diagnosed Valerie Harper with cancer in March 2013, they said that she would die in three months. Luckily, Valerie refused to believe their diagnosis, and it’s a good thing she did. According to CBS News, Valerie is doing so well, that she agreed to be on "Dancing with the Stars."
Her dancing partner on "Dancing With the Stars" is Tristan MacManus. TMZ reports that Valerie and Tristan have already started practicing, and they say that Valarie is doing great.
Doctor Jeremy Rudnick appeared on NBC's "Today" show, and he shared the report that Valerie’s cancer is getting pretty close to remission. They are amazed that she is still going strong and defying the odds. Perhaps it’s because she has put her faith in a higher power, instead of the doctors seeing her.
Valerie Harper, 74, used to star in the "Mary Tyler Moore Show" and she had her own show called, "Rhoda." She hasn’t been hiding away since they diagnosed her with brain cancer. She's actively enjoying life and still appearing on TV shows like "Hot in Cleveland." Valerie even published a book of memoirs called, I Rhoda.
Valerie has a rare form of terminal brain cancer or leptomeningeal carcinomatosis. With this cancer, the cancerous cells spread into the membrane that surrounds the brain. Most people do not live beyond the three months.
The fans wish her well and much success as she's "Dancing With the Stars."