iCarly's Jennette McCurdy Dealing With Death of Mom to Breast Cancer

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jennette mccurdy and momThe sweet and bubbly Sam from iCarly, Jennette McCurdy, is facing something no child wants to face -- the death of her mother. McCurdy is just 21-years-old, and her mother Debra had been battling breast cancer for 17 years. Though the cancer was in remission for 10 years, in 2010 it returned and spread throughout her body and to her brain.

McCurdy was very close with her mom and was often photographed with her at special events. She was set to appear at Nickelodean’s Worldwide Day of Play in New York City, but had to cancel due to the devastating news. Thankfully McCurdy's has a huge support system including her boyfriend who tweeted about his sadness.

NBA Detroit Pistons’ player Andre Drummond and Jennette's boyfriend wrote: "First time in my life, I don't have the answers for something." And "Rock the sky's. Your a angel!" (sic)

McCurdy wrote an emotional article for the Wall Street Journal two years ago when her mother's cancer returned.

I can’t imagine how difficult it must be for my mother to tolerate all she has gone through and continues to go through – the pain, the worry and the battle. She wakes up every day hurting and goes to sleep hurting even more. My mother, the constant optimist and effervescent, sprightly woman I know her to be, is caged along with this hideous beast they call cancer.

Many thoughts and prayers are going out to Jennette and her family.

What words would you share with McCurdy to help her get through this very difficult time?


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bills... billsfan1104

Awwwww. My prayers for her and the family.

Crystal Rider

My words to her would be it is okay to feel, to grieve, to scream, to throw something. My mom had a double masectomy 2 years ago. She is in remission. My dad passed away this past June to Lung Cancer. I am 27 years old. For 13 mths I took care of my dad, slowly watching him slip away. My mom and dad are divorced and I am his oldest so everything fell on me. I had to make so many decisions. I did not cry for 2 whole weeks. I felt nothing but when I did I really broke down. I cried, I screamed, I was angry. It is normal to feel those emotions. It really is unfair to have a parent die so young. My heart aches for her! Time will ease the pain but it will never go away. 

budgi... budgie1117

I lost my mom to breast cancer in June of 2009. So sorry! {{{HUGS}}} Take time to grieve and feel. Get counseling if needed. It's such a huge loss! Lean on your loved ones, especially siblings. They're the only ones who truly understand your exact heartache.

Sherrie Shawy

i am sorry for the loss of her mom praying for her and her family

Joshua Hesseltine

I AM So sorry, honey, Just TRY 2 Remember that she IS in heaven now, looking down on you, not in a bad way though, okay, and she will always love you, with all her heart as well, okay??? Kind of like both of my Parents do for me, when times were looking there bleekest, I just tried to remember them, zand then things got alot better, same goes with my girlfriend and my Bro. as well, okay??? L <3 vingly your's Joshua Edward "Spike" Pederson "Hesseltine..."

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