Scott Baio’s wife’s brain tumor diagnosis has the actor asking for prayers.
Scott’s wife Renee Baio was recently diagnosed with a meningioma brain tumor, a type of tumor that mostly women develop. Scott shared the news on his Facebook page on Tuesday, June 16, asking his fans, friends, and family members for their love and support.
Just a few days ago we learned my wife, Renee has a meningioma brain tumor. Although 90% of these type of tumors are benign they can cause serious problems depending on the size of the tumor and the location. We are waiting to learn the exact location to see if its operable.
Renee has been down some rough roads in her life, yet each time with her strong faith in God, she comes through a better and stronger person. During this time we ask for your prayers and support. My wife is my rock. She refuses to even shed one tear, nor will she question God’s will.
Renee, Bailey and I will get through this and along the way maybe help educate others to get checked out (MRI with contrast) as 6500 people each year, mostly women get these tumors.
The actor, 54, and his wife, 46, have been married for seven years and have one daughter together, Bailey DeLuca, 7. Shortly after her birth, Bailey was falsely diagnosed with glutaric acidemia type 1, a metabolic disorder, Wonderwall reports. They went through 10 horrific weeks, fearing for their daughter before the doctors revealed that the test had shown a false-positive.
RT @MrsScottBaio Tks 4 well wishes. A Meningioma brain tumor is a bump in the road compared 2the trials/tribulations my spec needs kids live
— Scott Baio (@ScottBaio) June 17, 2015
After their experience, the couple later founded the Bailey Baio Angel Foundation, a non-profit organization designed for special needs children who are affected by metabolic disorders.
As we went through our journey that very long 10 weeks, we discovered that other people are not so blessed. When Bailey was given the all-clear after our initial feelings of joy, we realized clearly that we must not forget those whose miracles were not granted – and that we were obligated by our blessings to try to help others whose lives are being deeply affected by this family of illnesses.
“We realized as well that the living hell we had endured during that short period of time is nothing compared to the families that actually have children with some type of metabolic disorder and the difficulties they face with every day that passes,” the foundation’s website reads. “Within these realizations, came the birth of The Bailey Baio Angel Foundation.”
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