LL. Cool J and wife of 24 years Simone Smith are joining forces in a new campaign with the American Cancer Society to “Beat Cancer Like a Boss”. In 2004, Simone was diagnosed with stage 3 chondrosarcoma – a rare type of bone cancer in her right tibia bone. Treatment involved almost 15 hours of surgery to replace the bone followed by intense rehab.
“I was in utter disbelief when I received my stage III diagnosis, but what I quickly learned with the support of my husband and family, was that cancer was not something that I had to let consume my inner being or personality,” Smith said in a statement. “With the help of ACS and a few friends, this campaign was created to empower women to lean onto their support system and tap into their strength to ‘Beat Cancer Like a Boss,’ a message I carried with me throughout my journey to recovery.
Head over to Cancer.org to learn more.