Joanne Borgella, a top 24 contestant from the seventh season of “American Idol,“ revealed she’s battling cancer.
Borgella, who’s also a Wilhemina model, shared the news with her Facebook friends and fans via a short clip showing her in the hospital undergoing chemotherapy.
“It’s been crazy. It’s very unexpected. I’m 31-years-old. I go to the doctor — I’ve gotten checkups,” she stated. “It’s a rare case because it has spread to my chest.”
Borgella was diagnosed two and a half weeks ago with the unnamed cancer but remains optimistic.
“Everything happens for a reason and I believe this was part of my journey in life. And I went through it with my mother and she’s a winner. And I ask everyone to just pray for me, because the power of prayer truly, truly does work.”