Jen Arnold's Children Inspired Her Fight

It has been a turbulent few months for The Little Couple's Jen Arnold as she battled a rare form of cancer. However, the star is on the mend and credits her children for her recovery.
Jen Arnold opens up about her adopted daughter and battle with cancer
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Fans of The Little Couple stars Jen Arnold and Bill Klein were heartbroken to hear the news that Arnold was suffering from a rare form of cancer.

And the sad news could not have come at a worse time for the loving couple as they had just celebrated the arrival of their second adopted child, daughter Zoey, 2, from India — a happy addition to their family and a welcome playmate for Will, 3, whom they adopted from China.

However, the Houston neonatologist was not going to let her disease win, and she was determined to put up a fight and publicly share her battle with cancer.

However, Arnold now has other, far more positive things in her life that she would also like to share with her fans. And as the hit TLC series will shortly return for its sixth season, she will be introducing the world to her beloved little girl, Zoey.

According to People, Arnold revealed that she and her husband are still "figuring out who we are as parents." But the happy couple are thrilled to gush about the new addition to their family with Arnold confessing, "[Zoey] is a very strong personality. She is a happy girl."

And to make things even better, the two siblings get on very well. Arnold told the magazine, "Zoey loves riding on cars and Will loves pushing her around, it is the cutest thing ever."

We were glad to hear when Arnold was in remission and her resilience is truly an inspiration, but she credits her two children for helping her stay positive throughout her battle with cancer.

She said, "Enjoying watching my children play was a huge, uplifting part of my treatment … with kids running around, you don’t have much time to feel sorry for yourself."


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Comments on "The Little Couple 's Jen Arnold opens up about her cancer battle"

Brenda B March 05, 2014 | 12:34 PM

Being a new fan to the show, I find myself thinking about Jen and Bill and their kids often. Last night's, "Welcome Zoey" was a tear-jerker. The love that you share with your children shows in Will's reaction to little Zoey. How priceless! Glad Jen is better now

chrlotte March 05, 2014 | 10:17 AM

You are such an inspiration to so many people. I will continue to pray for your family to have a happy full life and for a complete and timely healing for Jen. With he help of our Lord, loving husband Bill and a loving extended family I feel encouraged that everything will work out. God Bless you.

Judy Higgins March 04, 2014 | 11:44 PM

I just watched the "Welcome Home Zoey" show. I admit about the time Will greeted his sister with a kiss and his toy truck...I shed a tear or two. I am sadden that you had to go through Cancer and treatment. But, although many thought it was a terrible time since you and Bill had just returned with Zoey. I believe that you were comforted and feeling so blessed that it more than anything helped the healing process. As everyone tells both of you, God bless you and your children. Yes, she is a doll just like her brother.

Chantal cloutier March 04, 2014 | 9:22 PM

You are in my prayers to.... I feel i've knowed you for ever and was verry sad when i got the sad news.... Keep your smile and your positive mind...You are such a lovly family and a great inspiration for many poeple.... God bless and wish you a complete recovery soon...... Jen your are an espiration, Bill such a great and human husbend and and you are great mama & papa to your beautiful children..... Love xxxx

Nancy March 01, 2014 | 1:21 PM

You might be small in size but you have an enormous loving heart. You will beat this because that's who you are. Your little ones are so lucky that you found them. Height doesn't define a person but heart does. To me your very very tall.

Peggy Glynn February 26, 2014 | 6:25 AM

Jen & Bill - You have been, and REMAIN in my prayers. I saw a blessing this week that reminds me of you. "Our job in life is NOT to wait out the storm. Our job is to learn how to DANCE IN THE RAIN!" You two, certainly know how to give dance lessons!!! God Bless!!!

Lorraine meuse February 25, 2014 | 9:06 PM

I hope and pray that Jen is doing well she is such a wonderful person and her beautiful family needs her.... God Bless

Jamie February 25, 2014 | 2:43 PM

Jen has been such an inspiration. She has overcome so many obstacles in her life, yet you would never know it because she never plays the victim. It saddens me that there is yet another obstacle for her to overcome. I just pray that she could live a happy, healthy life with her beautiful little children. It's just not fair that she has to battle cancer on top of everything else. Best wishes Jen.

LORNA GRIMM February 23, 2014 | 2:06 PM

Prayers sent, to you and yours, your family are ''loved'' by many,close and afar,known and unknown TO you..Wishing a speedy recovery, better health.Enjoy everyday .love a ''fan;; from OHIO

Terilyn February 23, 2014 | 1:12 PM

You are both an inspiration to so very many! Thank you! My heart breaks for the test with trial and tribulation Jen that you have been going through. I was diagnosed with Leukemia myself as a mother of two young boys about three weeks ago! I know how the emotional roller coaster this road takes you and your family has been going through! Your entire beautiful family needs you! Continue to live that beautiful spirited life and enjoy your family! Hugs!

Tonia February 23, 2014 | 7:37 AM

Thoughts and prayers with you and your family Jenn. You are an inspiration to so many.

Carol February 23, 2014 | 6:47 AM

I have been watching your show from the beginning, I love your show and your wonderful family. Little Will is so precious, and Zoe is adorable. Hope you are feeling better, and you are in my prayers.

Carla De Kryger February 23, 2014 | 1:21 AM

Jen ~ I have watched your show since day one and absolutely fell in love with you and Bill. I am so happy that you now are parents to the beautiful children Will and Zoey, they are so lucky to have you as parents, as I know you are to be in their little lives. I was so sad to hear about your battle with cancer. I am remission now with my cancer that happened in 2003. I battled breast cancer and sadly was going through a divorce at the very same time; but my three children was what kept me going and just plain my huge fight against cancer for to beat it and for it not to beat me. My prayers are for you to beat your cancer also and be in remission very soon. Your family is so precious and your love that you and Bill have. You remind me that I too can hopefully find the person I am meant to share my life with also!

Maria Alvarez February 22, 2014 | 6:58 PM

My prayers are with your family.

Donna February 22, 2014 | 6:48 PM

Jen & Bill, We thank the Lord for your complete healing and recovery. I look forward to the start of your new season. It is such a positive and inspirational show. This also proves you don't have to have negativity to have a hit reality show.

Miss Michele February 22, 2014 | 11:34 AM

Jen prayers are with you and your lovely family.. You and Bill are such wonderful people and loving parents.. Stay strong

Harriet February 22, 2014 | 7:37 AM

Jen, Your a great Mom and Wife. My prayers are with you. Love to you and your family

Debbie Mitchell February 22, 2014 | 4:52 AM

Jen, I watch your show with such admiration for you and your family. I was truly very sad to hear of your situation with your health. But after praying and still continue to do so, I knew that your positive, glowing. devotion to your beautiful children, and of course your knight in shining armour, Bill, I knew if anyone could beat this, it would be you!!! You go girl!!!

Linda February 21, 2014 | 8:36 PM

Jen you are so precious daughter of God!!! God never gonna leave alone.....Hea has a Promise to you...that He's gonna be with you everyday of you precious life and you going to have a good and healthy life in abundance....!!! He Loves you and so do I!!! You will be in my prayers all the time!!! Remember you have a Powerful God...i Deaclare in His precious name of Jesus that you will be healing and healthy!!! Blessing!!! Love you!!!

Cheryl nevins February 21, 2014 | 11:34 AM

Dear Jenn, my family and I adore you and your family. You are truly an inspiration for all women. My best wishes for your continued good health and our prayers are surrounding you always, God bless you and your husband and children.

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