Soap star Susan Lucci talks about grandson’s cerebral palsy
Soap opera star Susan Lucci is speaking out for the first time about her grandson.
Lucci’s 7 year-old grandson, Brendan, suffers from cerebral palsy.
Branden was born 9 weeks early and Susan’s daughter, Liza Huber, said “We were in the NICU for six weeks. It was a long road. So when he came home, we could feel his body was a little tight, and it was a little cause for concern, but I just said, ‘Everything’s fine. He’s alive!'”
The official diagnosis came in 2010.
“When he was 10 months old and he couldn’t sit up on his own, I had to start kind of thinking about it,” Liza said. “We started talking to the doctors. At 19 months he couldn’t stand up. There was just no being in denial anymore.”
That was the same time that Susan was a competitor on Dancing With the Stars. She had to keep it her family’s heartbreak to herself.
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