Real Housewives of Potomac newcomer Mia Thornton has been diagnosed with cancer. The 37-year-old businesswoman-turned-Bravo star revealed the emotional news to her followers on Friday.
Sharing a selfie while sitting in her living room, Thornton said she was first told about her cancer last week.
"Same time last week, Doc called at 7:31am — Mia I’m so sorry but your test results came back and I need you to go to Johns Hopkins Cancer Center today," she wrote on Instagram. "You can only imagine the overwhelming amount of emotion G [her husband] and I endured trying to figure out why. However, even with such terrible news, I felt an extreme amount of peace and energy instilled that allowed me to remain strong."
Thornton revealed she's been visiting specialists every day since getting the diagnosis but is staying positive during the whole ordeal. Declaring "the storm is not over," the Bravo star admitted, "but this experience is changing me."
"I know God has a plan and I know we are often challenged to remain humbled that tomorrow is not promised and that our days on this earth are numbered," she continued. Ending her emotional post, Thornton said, "A message from my heart. A gentle reminder to Live, Love & Forgive as if today was your last. Be great Kings & Queens."
Immediately following the news, her Bravo family rushed to her side. RHOP co-star Robyn Dixon was one of the first to comment, proving their beef last season pales in comparison to Mia's health scare. "Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong mama," Robyn wrote. Monique Samuels — who left the franchise before Mia came to Bravo — commented, "Sending prayers and healing power your way."
Housewives from all franchises didn't hesitate to reach out.
“Prayers beautiful,” Real Housewives of Orange County alum Tamra Judge stated. “Keeping u in my prayers!!” Shereé Whitfield, who's gearing up to make her Real Housewives of Atlanta return, wrote.
“Prayers and healing to you beautiful," RHOA newbie Drew Sidora added.
Radar has reached out to Bravo for comment.