Last September our fave Seinfeld gal, Julia Louis Dreyfus, won an Emmy for her fab role on Veep. The next day she found out she had breast cancer. I can’t imagine how Julia felt in that moment, but she bravely and eloquently announced her diagnosis on Twitter;
“1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one. The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family, and friends, and fantastic insurance through my union. The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let’s fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality.”
Cancer sucks. Big time. I can’t think of a person I know who hasn’t been touched by the pain and devastation of cancer. Watching a family member suffer through cancer is a bloody awful experience and the fear is like nothing else. For Julia’s husband and two sons this must have been an incredibly scary time.
Julia has bravely shared her journey in the past four months as she underwent chemo. Using her trademark humour she shared funny social media pics like her ‘Christmas cocktail’, which was an IV transfusion drip. Julia has received the biggest outpouring of love from fans and co-stars, but most importantly her family. Just days ago Julia celebrated her last day of chemo, and so did her sons with this brilliant clip of them lip syncing to Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It’. Clearly they inherited their mum’s sense of humour:
Julia shared the vid on Insta and wrote about her beautiful sons; “My beauty boys Henry and Charlie made this for me today, my last day of chemotherapy. Pretty swell, right? Ain’t they sweet?” Ummmm THE BEST!
After Julia announced her diagnosis her son Henry tweeted a photo of him and his mum: “I couldn’t be more thankful for the outpouring of support for my mom yesterday. Here’s a picture of us taken last year. Love to you all.” The pic was obviously taken many many years ago considering Henry is 25.
While being incredibly brave and supporting their mum the idea of possibly losing their mum must have been devastating to Charlie and Henry. We’re so glad that Julia is on the road to recovery and has her amazing family around her to love and support her in this journey. With a bit of humour thrown in.