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'Little Couple' Update: Jen Arnold has Cancer

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Dr. Jen Arnold, who appears with her husband on the TLC reality show 'The Little Couple,' is battling a rare form of cancer.

The Houston-based neonatologist, 39, and her husband Bill Klein, 38, recently expanded their family with the adoption of son Will, 3, from China, and daughter Zoey, 2, from India.

Arnold provided this statement to PEOPLE, "I have recently been diagnosed with a rare type of cancer and am currently undergoing treatment, including surgery and chemotherapy."

"I am very fortunate as the prognosis is good.  While there is never a good time to get news like this, getting it just as we are building our new family is tough in many ways... But being surrounded by the love of my husband and our two beautiful children is actually in many ways giving me the strength to fight it even stronger."

Jen has had 30 procedures and surgeries related to her dwarfism, allowing her to put all of her life experiences into the proper perspective.

Her husband acknowledged, "Jen has achieved so many great things.  We are so in love with each other and supportive of each other that we are going to be OK.  Few people are so luck to have what we do.  We are up for challenges."

Season 5 ended with Bill, Jen and Will set to embark on a trip to India to pick up their daughter.

jen and bill with will

A television network spokesman said, "TLC has chronicled Bill and Jen's lives since 2009 and at their request, we will be following them through this challenge.  Jen is a doctor and teacher and she saw this as an opportunity to educate and possibly help, through sharing her story."


Photos:  Facebook-Jen Arnold, Facebook-The Little Couple
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    I love your show. I am so sorry you are sick. I will keep you, Bill and you family in my thoughts and prayers. May God continue to bless you and yours.

    Blessings and Best Wishes Always, Pam Gfell

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    Wishing you the best. I love your show and think you are such a fun loving & great couple. You've been through so many challenges and have overcome them all. I truly believe you will get through this because of your loving husband, children & family. I look forward to seeing an update on your family and keep you in my prayers;.

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    You are a very special couple and in spite of your challenges, you have been blessed. I pray that together you will get through this new challenge. I look forward to an update of your lives and the new addition to your family. I love you and God Bless You.

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    Jen you are such a strong woman. The love you have with your family will see you through this trial. We do not know why God gives us these challenges but we are
    not to question him. I love your show so stay strong and get well soon, I look forward to seeing little Zoey. You have a beautiful family.

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    So sorry to read about Dr. Jen and Bill's newest challenge. With their positive attitude and commitment to each other and new family, they will be rewarded. They will be in my thoughts thru the next journey.

    Karen Jones, faithful watcher of the show.




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