Thursday, 16 August 2007

Jaclyn Smith sounds off about her battle cancer

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Jaclyn Smith, the former Charlie's Angels star, was recently in Seattle to talk about her struggle with breast cancer at an event for Strength in Knowing, a nationwide educational campaign. Though she hasn't been known to speak much on the subject previously, Farrah Fawcett's recent diagnosis has ended her silence. After interviewing her, the Seattle Times had this to say about the strong survivor:

Smith's tone turns serious when discussing the illness. Five years ago, her reaction to finding out she had the disease was "fear beyond fear," she said. "The world stops ... you go to the darkest place."

In addition to a lumpectomy and radiation, the "power of girlfriends" was her saving grace, she said. Her former colleague and friend, Farrah Fawcett, who is being treated for cancer herself, lives down the street.

Smith prides herself on being outside the Hollywood scene, spending much of her time close to home. "It's my family that makes my world go round," she said.


I think Smith, like so many amazing cancer survivors, is an inspiration.

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