Valerie Harper’s Costly Ongoing Cancer Battle

Photo scene from the television program The Mary Tyler Moore Show of Valerie Harper (Rhoda Morgenstern), Cloris Leachman (Phyllis Lindstrom), and Mary Tyler Moore in Mary Richards’ apartment.

CNN – “Mary Tyler Moore” actress Valerie Harper’s family is looking for help to pay for the rising cost of her battle with cancer.

The 79-year-old, who beat lung cancer in 2009, was diagnosed with a form of brain cancer called leptomeningeal carcinomatosis in 2013.

The disease is incurable and she was told at the time she would only have months to live. However, thanks to the medical care she’s been given, the star is still fighting.

Unfortunately, the fight comes at a great financial cost.

Loved ones have created a GoFundMe page in order to help fund her medical costs. The page reads:

“Valerie has been grateful over the years for the medical breakthroughs along this difficult journey but insurance doesn’t cover everything. There are unrelenting medical costs on a continuous basis.” 

“Valerie is currently taking a multitude of medications and chemotherapy drugs as well as going through extreme physical and painful challenges now with around the clock, 24/7 care immediately needed which is not covered by insurance …” Read more. 


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