Jeanette Lee Wiki
Jeanette Lee Biography
Jeanette Lee, the professional pool shark known as the ‘Black Widow’, has been diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer and was told she only has a few months to a year to live, but says she is still determined to beat it. the disease by time. for her three children.
Lee, a single mother with daughters ages 16 to 11, announced the news in a statement.
“I intend to bring the same determination that I brought to the pool table in this fight,” the 49-year-old said in a press release. ‘Jim Valvano told us so eloquently: “Never give up.” I owe it to my three little daughters.
Lee was referring to Valvano’s inspiring speech at the 1993 ESPY Awards, which the former North Carolina state men’s basketball coach delivered about a month before he died of metastatic adenocarcinoma, a type of glandular cancer.
Stage 4 cancer is the most advanced stage, but Lee does not see her diagnosis as terminal, her agent said.
Jeanette Lee, the professional pool shark known as the ‘Black Widow,’ has been diagnosed with Stage 4 ovarian cancer and told she has just a few months to a year left to live, but says she is still determined to beat the disease for the sake of her three children
Known for her sleek black outfits and icy table demeanor, Lee started playing in 1989 and became one of the biggest stars in billiards in the 1990s when ESPN made its nine-ball tournaments a staple of the game. your daytime programming.
The New York native with Korean parents turned pro in 1991 and was the ‘Player of the Year’ for the Women’s Professional Billiards Association in 1994.
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He ended his career with more than 30 titles, but moved into semi-retirement in 2010 due to scoliosis, which he has battled since he was 13 years old. (Lee had a steel rod inserted to ease her pain, according to multiple reports.)
Known for her sleek black outfits and cool demeanor at the table, Lee began playing in 1989 and became one of the biggest stars in billiards in the 1990s
when ESPN made its tournaments a staple of daytime programming. of the chains.
Known for her sleek black outfits and icy table demeanor, Lee began playing in 1989 and became one of the biggest stars in billiards in the 1990s when ESPN made its tournaments a staple of daytime programming. of the chain.
And it is her scoliosis that may have camouflaged her ovarian cancer.
“She’s in a lot of pain all the time anyway, so she didn’t notice any difference,” Lee’s agent Tom George told The Washington Post.
George created a GoFundMe page to benefit Lee’s daughters Cheyenne (16), Chloe (11), and Savannah (10).
“Jeanette has been a single mother for the past few years,” George wrote on the GoFundMe page, which has raised more than $ 50,000 of its goal of $ 250,000 so far. ‘The future care, well-being and education of her daughters is the greatest cause of anxiety for her.
“We are creating a trust, the Jeanette Lee Legacy Fund, to ensure that girls receive proper care and can afford to go to college.”
Allison Fisher, the top WPBA player and Lee’s rival, wrote on Facebook Wednesday that she is ‘sick’ from the news.
“Jeanette has done a lot for the sport at all levels,” wrote Fisher, 52. “We’ve had some great matches over the years and I’m not sure I’ve ever met someone as passionate about the game as she is.”