Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
-- Hello welcome to help dog on Dr.
-- when a patient is in the hospital fighting for their life.
Friends and family are often left looking for ways to help out.
Joining me now is cancer survivor and start of MTV's big challenge battle of the -- DM brown.
It's such a great.
Honored to have you here I think -- several.
Obvious -- -- show.
I love everything you do.
Think yeah I love of the older than the challenges that you got and that going on and then this year that the show has -- magnificently.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- let's get to something that is very important to you and I think important to a lot of people out there.
Tell me about you were diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
At your rage.
Tell me about that.
Sadness -- just raise him.
And I didn't even know really what event cancer was I had no idea.
Cancer wines like I knew people got cancer and some people -- its people than that I had no cancer what is slightly and especially with chemo the -- words -- me.
I signed up and I have a tumor the size a two liter Coke bottle.
And I think -- out and I I don't understand what to do -- I'm not really at hit that point I'm not really an adult either and I basically had to kind of figure out.
How it said deal with this illness and still staying in California still do my job and -- you know go home.
When you were doing a reality show you were also going through team -- Will actually I was -- said I was doing reporting in Los Angeles entertainment whatnot and all the sadness I did Travis crazy stuff.
And while a month before I went on the shelves after I was Catholic I found I had kids -- I didn't tell the producers of that figured they're not gonna let me go on this channel that they know I'm spec.
And so I kind of sneak in a way that like every -- -- -- Your secrets are always brought out -- the pressure cooker reality and you know what yeah I.
Decided I want to do everything in my life last.
And what better way than going on a challenge -- -- jump off buildings when the sharks and do all these crazy things that kind of -- got my mind away from the scary treatment of cancer and that they knew the second I got back -- had to go full force with heavy heavy -- -- -- says something very mature which I think that's why I love you think that you such a special lady.
You said I was 22 I had cancer and I was in a child but that was in an old gold and that was going all the stuff at me now from that.
It inspire you to.
Help others and you developed.
A website tell me about that because that's really really special thank yes.
It may Hartmann -- and passion to basically because I was reporter and it -- a freelance reporter at that I had continue doing my job which was reporting entertainment.
And you that they're not gonna wanna see I'm -- Cancer patient on the -- carpet.
Right -- I had to find a way that wigs like 2000 dollars right and I realize that all my girlfriends in two seconds when I when they need help with their weddings I can.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Getting -- -- not that different mr.
-- I can help someone Levitt who has a eighty.
By getting sending off they're different history but there was no different history for patients and so this aggravated me in I -- try to search for one nothing.
So I decide am I being chemo for sixteen hours a day anyway so why not get html for dummies -- and -- website that would -- Tell me how the web -- -- so if you have cancer.
Yeah it's basically if it -- cancer but that's what a start off course right is -- initially you have any medical condition car accidents alzheimer's can't either of any something that would the bill that will you need help with -- -- I can you need to go the hospital.
Going to the web site register.
Your hospital is connected to.
-- get because the three we sat at hospitals are not tallied there I patients at hospitals and -- patients have to get there -- there patient ID number.
On the back.
-- -- sign up really simple.
And their hospital on athletes connected now -- a friend that and they go on they -- -- there I you know their real patient because they have a bell.
-- -- money is getting and from say a family member co worker -- -- -- is really cool directly gets deducted off the hospital now.
But it's not just -- -- people can go on there and -- for groceries for for wigs for wheelchairs.
Any item that can help reduce one -- of stress and -- -- to support is they're.
-- have fun all the time on weddings and baby registries I wanted to patient feel like they control of their -- -- -- it's.
And we -- getting -- OK I need a blender I need there's anything that people -- -- that takes the pride out of asking for help I -- taken less whatever they want and they're really.
It's it's so simple to -- to help -- if not the big huge on this -- what to do you and can they keep an anonymous laps and I.
You can make you do you know somebody and you -- somebody you can then just given what they need without really.
Getting too -- have back.
What's really cool to have realized that a lot of patience with myself and they love -- you stories from the patients say they said.
Say it's a car accident where they are in a coma for six months in the white is taking care of their husband.
She's like -- people forgot about me I think people forgot that they don't know are out -- with asking anymore -- we're asking -- -- -- and all the sudden she's on the site now.
And then she's getting -- she's getting help with the medical costs that I ate it feels really good and not forgotten -- and know how to ask a what does that.
Right I know a lot of people say -- documents stop talking about how thick enough and -- -- about the show because you've got you've got -- with your -- -- Tell me about that.
I'm not gonna -- -- given that.
I thought I got there with a -- and I -- I so our teens are bad on the act as though you're playing with rags their partners at.
And would you really want to beat him but he's -- -- I now but you really want to beat them and aren't you happy well -- and kind of know even now I know I -- but indeed done this that is.
That is your paired up with your -- -- -- than the weirdest weirdest there's an area.
But only -- And I went on honestly is I want to get.
I did and TV adoration I want to get mad get on to make a mainstream TV life and if you look at any talent they have -- -- written and I I see it and I am ready I got an over the prize money's gonna go directly -- play and that's who -- to ice meals so black.
Be honest I feel blessed to be able to go on.
Idiotic show when I had cancer -- really gave me an acting to look forward and -- I was really happy.
So I feel blessed and so much from eating it from all of -- -- things.
That I wanna give back and wanna make it easier on the patients it is my part I passion and I want make it to every hospital so bad.
Think this is a wonderful wonderful thing it -- and it's gonna grow like wildfire and hopefully this will help it grew to.
Was where can people get information.
You know and that -- dot com.
And if you are -- a nurse anyone in the hostel system.
Either tweet me face let me tell me who you are and I will definitely follow up because I want to get -- -- -- hostel near -- one.
When will have this so -- formation -- this.
On new functions health outcomes he could also check there any kind of information on on this website.
Great I love -- think it'll might -- -- -- -- beautiful golf well I think it all right.
I didn't have any help Bobby's doing a -- to me about email me here at fox I've got to many of fox does not come until next time back to me.
Filter by section