This is so sad!!!
Legendary newsman Tom Brokaw just revealed that he has cancer!!!
Apparently the author, journalist, & NBC News Special Correspondent was diagnosed with multiple myeloma — a cancer that affects blood cells in bone marrow — way back in August at the Mayo Clinic.
Ugh!!! What a horribly unfortunate turn of events!
Thankfully, the 74-year-old South Dakota native hasn't let the bad medical news get him down. Tom is DETERMINED to kick cancer's ass!!
In the statement he released today, he revealed:
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Still high off her standing ovation while accepting a Peabody Award on the eight-month anniversary of her bone marrow transplant, Robin Roberts has just announced that she's releasing a memoir next year!
And we aren't talking at the END of next year… we're talking SPRING 2014!
It's true! She has sealed a deal with Grand Central Publishing to release a memoir in spring 2014, and you bet your asses she'll be talking about how it feels to have gone through the ridiculous amounts of health trouble she's been through — and to remain victorious!
Here's what she said about it:
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Darian Craig has neuroblastoma, a cancerous tumor that affects mostly infants — something she was diagnosed with as a small small child. Against all odds, she BEAT the 15% chance she had of surviving!
Sadly, that wasn't the only problem: she spent the next 14 years of her life in and out of emergency rooms battling Behcet's syndrome, a rare disorder that causes blood vessels to become inflamed! Not only did she have to have radiation treatments, but she had to have chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant as well. She is one HELL of a fighter.
She was then diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome, a rare blood and bone marrow failure disorder, after she had beaten everything else. She was going to need a lot of help to beat this, and they found the perfect match to do it — Evander Holyfield Jr.! You might know his dad, the boxer and champion?
Here's what Evander Jr. said:
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Talk about selfless!!
Cameron Lyle is a senior at the University of New Hampshire, and just decided to end his own athletics career in favor of donating his bone marrow to a man with leukemia! That's so incredible!
Cam focusing primarily on shot put, the team encouraged players his sophomore year to join the bone marrow registry — so he did! Two years later, they've told him he's a match… which is super rare to be a match with anyone outside of your own family!
Here's what he said:
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Robin Roberts's past year was a little rougher than your average person's.
Having to have a bone marrow transplant due to a rare disorder, she was dedicated to pulling through it — and showing what she had to go through, even if it meant the world seeing her at her lowest. Here's what she said:
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Robin Roberts is a brave woman — nobody can argue that.
She's been through breast cancer, and she's now recovering from an extensive bone-marrow transplant from just 5 months ago. She's battle-hardened, wise, and can take on anything.
Here's what she said about having a shaved head this time around:
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Khloe Kardashian has NO QUALMS asking for help and using her online power to find it — and we LOVE that she's willing to do that!
Unfortunately, it's not a happy situation: her cousin Cici is currently battling cancer, and needs a bone marrow transplant. So she has asked her fans and followers for help in finding Cici a donor!
Here's what she wrote:
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