Valerie Harper, who was given only months to live back in March, has joined the new cast of Dancing with the Stars. According to Frontiers magazine, the Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda star is currently practicing with her partner, Tristan.
“While I’ve heard some voices ask, ‘What if she can’t make it all the way through?’ I can’t help but think, What’s wrong with trying? What’s wrong with going out doing what you love?”
For Harper that’s a mindset that has helped her get this far.
The new cast of the ABC dance competition will be announced on Good Morning America on Sept. 4. Early leaks claim that Harper will be joined by The New Normal’s John Stamos, Scientology nemesis Leah Remini, Jersey Shore mascot Snooki, Showgirls‘ Elizabeth Berkley, and Glee‘s Amber Riley.