The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda icon, Valerie Harper was recently diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, and according to her doctors — she only has three months to live.
When 73-year-old Harper went into the hospital for some testing, her analysis revealed that she had leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, which is a very rare condition that happens when cancer cells break into the fluid-filled membrane that surrounds the brain.
However, even though Valerie's disease is extremely sad, she's not leaving this earth while feeling down in the dumps, she said:
"I don't think of dying. I think of being here now."
The actress had lung cancer back in 2009, so it appears as if she's prepared for what's to come.
Stay strong Valerie.
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