In late Spring of 2013, Valerie Harper was interviewed at the Barnstable Brown Gala and revealed, “I feel good,” following her diagnosis with terminal brain cancer in January of 2013. The Mary Tyler Moore actress was given only three months to live after that doctor’s report and now, over a year later, she’s defeated the odds!
She recently told ET that she wasn’t suffering or in any pain. She’s reacted very well to her treatments, which consists of a combination of chemotherapy, acupuncture and Chinese tea.
The 74-year-old went on to make a poignant statement at that event last year, “none of us are promised the next day, or the next moment. None of us are getting out of here alive. Don’t miss your life worrying about when’s your death.” True words from a true legend. Hopefully her life will inspire us to live each moment with purpose and passion.