Simone Smith is the wife LL Cool J. She is also a cancer survivor. The mother of four is an entrepreneur as she has started her own jewelry line, Simone I. Smith. She also has a very important anniversary to celebrate.
In 2004 Smith was diagnosed with chondorosarcoma, a very rare form of bone cancer. They diagnosed her at Stage III. The entire family stopped everything they were doing at the time, even LL, so that they could help her in any way that they could.
Simone states that she created a line of jewelry and every time one is purchased, proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. She did this because of her cancer diagnosis. After she was diagnosed she went under and intense surgery to try and stop the cancer from spreading. They took out her tibia from her left leg and replaced it with fibular bone. This surgery is called microvascular reconstructive surgery.
It took Simone almost two and a half years to learn how to walk again after the surgery. She states that she was depressed for about two weeks until her grandmother called her and told her that she better not be depressed and that she had prayed for the doctor who did her surgery and she could beat this. This gave Simone renewed hope and strength to push through the pain and fight back.
This year will be the ninth year that she has been cancer free. She says that three things that keep her inspired the most are her kids, God, and her husband. She has a strong family and she says they believe in working hard and pursuing their dreams.