July 11, 2012 02:00 PM by Lisa Princ
Next Great Baker‘s Buddy Valastro, aka the Cake Boss, has two great loves: creating sweet treats, and of course, his family. Unfortunately, Buddy recently got some not-so-sweet news about his mother. What was it? Read on to find out!
We all know that Buddy Valastro treasures his family more than he does his sweet creations, and the Cake Boss recently shared some sad news about his mother. According to People Magazine, Buddy Valastro revealed to them: “I can confirm that my mother Mary – the heartbeat of the Valastro family and Momma to all of Carlo’s Bakery – has been diagnosed with ALS.” ALS, also know as Lou Gehrig’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord, and there is no known cure for the disease.
Despite having no cure, Buddy Valastro’s mother is one tough cookie. Buddy went on to explain: “She is tackling it with the strength and determination she always shows. The entire family is in this together, fighting for her,” adding: “We’d like to thank all of our fans for the love and prayers. It means a great deal to all of us.” Mary Valastro is only 64-years young, so we imagine she will fight it every step of the way. All of our prayers here at RTVM go out to the Valastro family!
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