Sofia Vergara Beat Cancer For The Sake Of Her Son

Sofia Vergara fought thyroid cancer in 2003 and says she knew she had to overcome the disease for the sake of her family, mainly son Manolo, now 19.

“It was a tough thing for me, but it made me much stronger. I have family and I’m a mother, and I knew I could get through it,” the Modern Family actress said.

At first, Sofia didn’t want to go public with her diagnosis but she soon realized that she could help others by revealing her struggle. “When you go through something like this, it’s hard, but you learn a lot from it,” the actress said in an interview back in 2008. “Your priorities change. You don’t sweat the small stuff. And it had a good ending.”

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A lovely woman.


wow….hard to believe this woman has a 19 yr old son! she barely looks much older than that herself! beautiful woman!

I am a mom of 2 sons ages 12 and 14. I also have metastatic breast cancer which was dianosed at age 30. I would love to overcome cancer, however cancer will do what it wants to do regardless on treatment. My one and only wish is to make it till my boys finish high school, after that its like icing on the cake. I want all young woment to know YOU CAN get breast cancer at a young age. PLease check yourself and report any changes no matter how small they may seem. I really wishe I had this… Read more »

I hope your recovery goes well and you overcome cancer. I can’t imagine what you are going through.