Life looks a little bit different for Abby Lee Miller these days as she lies in a hospital bed fighting for her life. The 51-year-old was diagnosed with cancer several weeks ago, and now, JoJo Siwa is trying to cheer her up during this difficult time. JoJo brought her a soft blanket to keep her comfortable, and even partnered with the charity Dancers Against Cancer who gifted Abby with a $10,000 check. Watch the video above to see Abby's emotional reaction.
JoJo continued, "Abby Lee Miller, she was the leader on the show...Abby Lee was recently diagnosed with cancer and it is so sad. But on the bright side, she is probably one of the toughest, strongest human beings that I know."
The 15-year-old shared clips of the visit and Abby's emotional response to the $10,000 check. As she talked through tears, the former Dance Moms matriarch opened up about how hard this battle has been. "It's horrible," Abby explained as both of her parents previously died from cancer. "I knew it was only a matter of time, [before I got cancer] but I didn't think it would be now."
Along with JoJo's contagiously uplifting spirit, a rep for Dancers Against Cancer who presented Abby with the check also passed along some encouraging words. "We're here to spread a little hope to you and let you know that you're not alone," the rep told Abby. "We're fighting right alongside of you."
While it's unclear what Abby will do with the check, it's safe to say she'll probably use it toward her medical costs. Before Abby was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with cancer, she was finishing her 366-day prison sentence for fraud in a halfway house. Now that she is officially free, the reality star is still on probation, which means she must pay several fines on top of her building healthcare costs. That $10,000 check will definitely go a long way.