Get well, Jen! Jen Arnold revealed sad news on Friday, Dec. 6 that she is battling cancer. But the 39-year-old star of TLC's The Little Couple and mother of two said in a statement to Us Weekly that her family is giving her the strength to fight the disease. Find out more about her here.
"I have recently been diagnosed with a rare type of cancer and am currently undergoing treatment, including surgery and chemotherapy. I am very fortunate as the prognosis is very good," the Huston-neonatologist said in a statement Friday. "While there is never a good time to get news like this; getting it just as we are building our new family is tough in many ways . . . but being surrounded by the love of my husband and our two beautiful children is actually in many ways giving me the strength to fight it even stronger."
Arnold and husband Bill Klein, 38, recently adopted son Will, 3, from China and daughter Zoey, 2, from India. Klein tweeted on Friday, "My darling wife released today that she is currently battling a form of cancer. Prayers are welcome, hugs are not due to her weakened state. Thanks to everyone for your continued support. We appreciate everyone's generous well wishes and prayers. We will fight and we will win!"
In a statement to Us on Friday, TLC said they will document Arnold's battle with cancer on TV.
"TLC has chronicled Bill and Jen's lives since 2009 and at their request, we will be following them through this challenge," the network said. "Jen is a doctor and teacher and she saw this as an opportunity to educate and possibly help, through sharing her story."
TLC is asking that Little Couple fans send their well-wishes to Arnold on Twitter using the hashtag #getwelljen.