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Mark Kennedy - September 2014
Rising Broadway star Valisia LeKae, who played Diana Ross in the hit show “Motown: The Musical,” was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2013. The Montgomery Advertiser writes about her cancer journey, including how she shared the news with her colleagues. The article tells how "after LeKae was diagnosed with cancer, she returned to the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre to tell the 'Motown' cast. No email blast or news release for her: She wanted to be there, stand up and tell her castmates herself. In many ways, she wanted to comfort them."
Speaking about her experience and her work, LeKae said, " 'I think this journey for me will make me a better actress. It will make me a more compassionate person, and I will know how to play roles differently. I’ll be even more grounded. And you know what? I also will be a little bit more fearless,' ”
For more information on how to share the news of a diagnosis at work, check out our article on Sharing the News.
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Original source: www.montgomeryadvertiser.com