Valerie Harper Talks Brain Cancer on “Today”
Earlier this month she revealed that she’s fighting a losing battle with brain cancer, and Valerie Harper dropped by the “Today” show to discuss her diagnosis with Savannah Guthrie.
The “Mary Tyler Moore” starlet displayed a remarkably positive attitude about the whole ordeal and noted that she’s hoping for the ‘infinite possibility’ of a ‘miracle.’
Harper noted, “Incurable is a tough word. I’m not dying until I do. I promise I won’t. More than hopeful, I have an intention to live each moment fully.”
“I don’t mean this to be Pollyanna- I allow myself the grief. I also feel so much better not hiding. It feels awful damn good to be open about it, face it and see what you can do. If you die, you’re not a failure. You’re just somebody who had cancer. And that’s the outcome.”
"What I'm saying is keep your consciousness, your thoughts open to infinite possibility and keep yourself open to miracles,” she added.