TERRA Jole has revealed she was diagnosed with breast cancer and must undergo a double mastectomy.
The Little Women: LA star shared the news in a heartbreaking Instagram post on Friday.
Terra, 41, sat at the dining room table where she filmed a video making the difficult call to tell her mom she has breast cancer.
The reality star appeared nervous as she prepared to dial her mom's number, saying her "heart was racing."
At first, her mom didn't answer and the call was forwarded to voicemail, but finally, she answered.
Terra began the conversation: "Hi mom. Before I tell you what I'm about to tell you…"
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Her mother then interjected to say she was going to "sit down" as she was worried the news would be "that bad."
"It's not that bad," the Lifetime star assured, adding: "I just want you to know that you don't need to worry like everything's going to be okay.
"And the only reason I didn't tell you is cause I don't want you to worry," she continued.
"Next week I am having a doubled mastectomy because I have breast cancer," Terra revealed, breaking down in tears.
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Her mom replied: "A doubled mastectomy? Oh TJ. Oh my goodness," before the video cut out.
The TV star captioned her post: "I have breast cancer. Hardest call I’ve ever made was this video telling my mom for the first time.
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"I had two choices. 1. Hide and not share on social media. 2. Take you along the fight with me. Since our lives have been public for the last 10 years, it’s only fair we make this journey together. More soon…"
Fans and friends raced to the comments section to share their words of encouragement ahead of Terra's difficult surgery.
"Sending all my love ❤️ remember how strong you are!!" one wrote.
"You’ve got this Terra! Your journey will help so many. One day at a time," a second encouraged.
A third agreed: "So proud of your strength Terra, I love you."
"Aww no I’m so sorry to hear this terrible news terra prays heading your way!!!" another remarked.
"Oh my gosh, Terra. I am so, so sorry to hear this. Girl, I will be praying for you. You’re not fighting this alone & I’m so glad you’re not hiding. We’re all here for you!" a fifth shared.
"Oh Terra! I’m so sorry to hear this. Stay strong. Do everything you have to do. You’ll beat it! You’re an amazing woman and will fight it! Love you friend!!" another added.
A final commented: "Sending love. You’re one of the strongest people I know. You got this.."
Little Women: LA debuted in 2014 on Lifetime and followed a group of women with dwarfism.
The show was a hit and resulted in several spinoffs, including Little Women: NY, Little Women: Terra’s Little Family, Little Women: Atlanta, and Little Women: Dallas.
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Terra and her husband Joe tied the knot in 2015 and welcomed their third child, Magnolia August, in March 2020.
They are also parents to daughter Penny, six, and son Grayson, five.
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