MIAMI – A touching surprise took place Wednesday on “The View” for a South Florida mother-daughter duo battling breast cancer at the same time.
Diana Serano and Miriam Fajardo from Miami were diagnosed just three months apart.
Today, they received $50,000 to help with their mounting medical bills as they continue treatment.
“It’s very difficult,” Serano said. “We have a very positive mindset. We lift each other. On my bad day, Miriam lifts me. On Miriam’s bad day, I lift her.”
“We know we’re going to have bad days, and that’s OK. That doesn’t mean you’re not strong,” Fajardo said. “We’re each others’ rock.”
Doctors say about 10-20% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have a close relative who has also been diagnosed. And about 5% have inherited a known genetic mutation which is why it is so important to get regular screenings.
“The View” airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on Local 10.