September 17, 2013 03:03 PM by Stephanie Gustafson
Just nine months ago, Valerie Harper assumed she’d be long gone by the time autumn arrived. If there was ever a case of beating the odds, this is it — not only is the actress still with us, she’s showing off her hottest moves on Dancing With The Stars. How in the world can someone go from a terminal cancer diagnosis to the dance floor in just a few months? We’ll learn that and much more in an upcoming Valerie Harper documentary.
If you’re a huge fan of Valerie Harper, you are definitely in for a treat. The actress will spend plenty of time on the television screen these next few weeks, and we’re not just talking Mary Tyler Moore reruns! She’s currently a cast member on Dancing With The Stars season 17 and now, she’ll also be front and center in an NBC documentary.
Dubbed Valerie’s Story — a Meredith Vieira Special, this exclusive broadcast is slated to air on NBC this Thursday. According to an official synopsis, “The documentary explores Valerie Harper’s raw and emotional journey as she battles a rare incurable disease…From the revelation that she had an incurable disease, to doctor’s visits and experimental treatments, Valerie’s Story — a Meredith Vieira Special, takes an intimate look inside Harper’s reality as she lives life to its fullest with her husband Tony Cacciotti and their daughter Christina.”
Based on her recent Dancing With The Stars debut, Valerie Harper is indeed living life to the fullest. She truly is an inspiration and we look forward to learning more about her amazing story!
Do you plan on tuning in for Valerie’s Story? What did you think of her first performance on Dancing With The Stars? Feel free to share your opinion in the comments section below!
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