During an event, Beth revealed how chemotheraphy was not her bag since she was diagnosed with Stage II throat cancer in 2017.
This year's Mother's Day witnessed some of the most emotional and heart-warming posts. Lots of celebrities and politicians were seen opening up about their close-knit relationships and it was such a treat to witness. Amidst all the happiness surfaced the devastating details of Beth Chapman's ongoing battle with cancer. The Dog the Bounty Hunter star's wife opened up about her cancer struggles during a speech at the Source Church in Bradenton, Florida. But it wasn't like any other Mother's Day speech. When Beth Chapman speaks, everyone listens. For she spoke with true grit, sincerity, and emotion that can only come from someone who has stared death in the face.
For the uninitiated, in September 2017, the 51-year-old reality star was diagnosed with Stage II throat cancer. Two months later after the diagnosis, she underwent an operation that had went successfully. This news was confirmed by the husband, Duane 'Dog' Chapman through a Facebook post. Thanking everyone for their kind prayers he wrote: Thank you for your healing prayers and love for Beth during this difficult time. He also expressed his feeling about this matter on camera saying, "If you love me, Lord, you’ll let me die first. Don’t let me bury Bethy." He then delivered the good news to his family saying, "Hello, attention. No cancer."
Unfortunately, her cancer resurfaced the following year and Beth had to be admitted to a hospital in Los Angeles in November. The emergency surgery had to be performed in order to remove the throat blockage which was obstructing her windpipe. Sadly, she had to be hospitalized once again last month in Hawaii. During her recent speech, she addressed churchgoers and confessed how her condition was "the ultimate test of faith." She said, "I don’t go to God and go, ‘Why did I get cancer?" reported PEOPLE.
She went on to say, "He’ll roll his eyes at me again because I know why — because this is the ultimate test of faith. It is the evidence of things hoped for and it is the substance of things not known." Beth then hinted at the fact that she might have stopped all her chemotherapy treatments. "Chemotherapy is not my bag, people. Sorry, that’s not for me," she explained. "So for me, this is the ultimate test of faith. This is my ultimate lesson. And it will either be taught to me or to you. And I am fine with taking the hit for everyone else. Because I think I know another guy who did the same thing," she continued. Beth's biggest pillar of support has been husband Dog The Bounty Hunter.
Gushing about the love of her life, she showered him with words of appreciation while on stage. Speaking of their relationship, she said that being married to him has been the "greatest part" of her life.
"We’ve had an amazing life. We had great fun and we’re still having fun," said Beth, while also adding that she still has a "lot to do" in life. She said she believes the "Lord of impossible miracles is going to show up big" for her. Beth first began her chemotherapy sessions in January reported Entertainment Tonight. Following this event, she posted a picture on Instagram with the hashtags #cancersucks, #stayhumblepray, and #itsonlyhair, which confirmed her treatment path. The news about her condition first surfaced via a letter Beth wrote to a friend. She wrote, "As most of you know, I’ve spent a lifetime facing tests and challenges I didn’t see coming and certainly never expected." Radar Online reported.
She continued, "I’ve been dealt my share of unexpected blows over the course of my almost 50 years but nothing as serious as the one I heard from my doctors two weeks ago when they uttered those dreaded three words, 'You have cancer'." She further confirmed, "After months of a nagging cough, a routine checkup resulted in a diagnosis of stage II throat cancer." Beth explained, "I have what is referred to as a T2 Tumor in my throat that is blocking my breathing. My doctors are suggesting immediate treatment and surgery before the disease progresses."
In spite of being diagnosed with this deathly condition, she didn't seem to give up. "To be certain, I’ve stared down the devil more than once in my life but I’ve never faced a real life or death decision," she added. Determined to be victorious in this battle of life she wrote, "My life has never been easy, and I surely don’t expect it to start now. Still, I’ve never been a victim and I won’t let cancer beat me. I realize the road I am about to travel will be rocky, full of unexpected twists and turns. But I know one thing for sure. A bend in the road is not the end of the road."
She continued, "There is no quick fix and no appealing options for treatment. Yes, cancer sucks. While I know my diagnosis, until I come out of my surgery, I do not yet know my prognosis. If all goes well, my doctors will be able to get the tumor." Promising to never give up she said, "I will fight every step of the way. "My husband and children are counting on me to be there for years to come. I am so very grateful to be surrounded by family and friends who have given me incredible support during this very challenging time," she expressed.