Lisa Niemi Swayze knows firsthand how hard it is to battle cancer as she lost her beloved husband due to it. For this reason, when the legendary Jeopardy host Alex Trebek was diagnosed with cancer, Lisa was among the first ones to express her support to him.
A life-changing diagnosis
A popular television star, Alex Trebek, revealed his stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis at the beginning of March 2019.
Alex addressed his numerous fans and friends via an emotional video, saying:
I’m going to fight this, and I’m going to keep working.
Trebek is one of the people’s favorite TV presenters of our time since he has started hosting Jeopardy in 1984.
A touching message of support
Soon after the bombshell news was revealed, Trebek’s friends and devoted fans took to social media to support the beloved host.
A wife of the late Hollywood star Patrick Swayze, Lisa Niemi Swayze, was among the first to send her warmest wishes for speedy recovery to Trebek.
Lisa shared a very personal and emotional message to Alex via Twitter, saying that she keeps praying for him and his family.
Lisa’s personal tragedy
Lisa knows firsthand how much it hurts to deal with the loss of a family member. Her beloved husband, an eminent actor Patrick Swayze, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2008. It was shocking news for the couple, but they kept on battling the disease together.
Patrick and Lisa described their very personal story of life struggle in a book. Lisa explained that Patrick’s disease taught her a lot.
There's a lot of wisdom in the idea of living one day at a time. And when you might not have someone for long, that's what starts to happen.
Though Patrick Swayze lost his battle with cancer, he will always live in his loving wife’s heart and thoughts.
As for Alex Trebek, we truly believe the Jeopardy host will defeat cancer and wish him to stay in high spirits and never lose hope.