Two months after The Little Couple‘s Jen Arnold and Bill Klein emerged victorious from a long battle with adoption agencies, the couple is facing another challenge: Jen has cancer.
“I have recently been diagnosed with a rare type of cancer and am currently undergoing treatment, including surgery and chemotherapy,” the 39-year-old mother-of-two told People, opting not to elaborate on the specific diagnosis. “I am very fortunate as the prognosis is good. While there is never a good time to get news like this, getting it just as we are building our new family is tough in many ways … But being surrounded by the love of my husband and our two beautiful children is actually in many ways giving me the strength to fight it even stronger.”
Although Jen is a Houston-based neonatologist by trade, her primary job description has shifted to “mom” ever since she and Bill adopted son Will earlier this year and daughter Zoey this fall.
The family stars in TLC’s The Little Couple — which has earned them thousands of fans. Jen is particularly beloved for her wit and strength in the face of challenges.
Our thoughts are with the Klein-Arnold family during this time…