Danielle Spencer is best known for playing the bratty little sister on ABC’s hit sitcom What’s Happening!! Privately, Danielle has endured a couple of shocking tragedies, including a car accident that killed her stepfather and put her in a coma for weeks.
In 2014, Danielle moved to Virginia to be closer to her family. Shortly after her arrival, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Ultimately, she decided to remove both breasts. The double mastectomy was hard—Danielle even contemplated suicide—but she says it made her a stronger person in the end. Here, Danielle opens up about this extremely trying period for her and her family.