DJ Duffey was the first public figure to bring attention to the dire situation her friend and former co-star, Brandi Maxiell, is in. After the DJ took to Instagram to ask for prayers, Brandi herself is updating fans on her health.
Brandi is a breast cancer survivor. Although she beat the disease, those who go through radiation and chemotherapy can have long-lasting effects on their general health and immune system.
After the Basketball Wives alum asked for prayers with no context, many fans worried that her cancer may have come back.
Later, Brandi’s sister revealed that she was hospitalized with a severe case of COVID-19. Followers sent their prayers and well wishes knowing that Maxiell could potentially have a hard time beating this virus due to the havoc it wreaks on people’s respiratory systems — especially those with pre-existing health conditions and/or over the age of 65.
Although she took to social media to confirm the news, people were glad that she is conscious and alert.
‘If only you knew how much I love and appreciate all the love, support & prayers that you have given me during my fight. You are truly God sent and mean the entire WORLD TO ME! Family, I am grateful to tell you I have been released from the hospital by the grace of God, however, I need you to please continue to pray for me as I travel this journey of full recovery! This has been by far the hardest thing I’ve ever been through. But It was only a test in my faith. God was challenging my trust in him. He was truly testing my faith. The song I posted along with The Battle Is The Lord’s is something I had playing on repeat for the 7 days I was in that hospital bed. God told me to GET UP, put on this whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.” Satan is coming like a thief in the night but oh is he weak.’
She went on to say: ‘What I went through was not easy. It wasn’t easy sitting in a room all by yourself with no family no visitors no nothing BUT my nurses and doctors were MY family in there. I had a lot a bad nights and I remember one saying I can’t leave her I’m staying in here. Risking his life. All I could think of was the 200,000+ and counting families going through this. This isn’t right. This isn’t fair. I didn’t want this for my family. Help me oh God!! I love you again I can’t explain to you how thankful I am to have a Prayer Warrior Family like you.’
It’s great to see that Maxiell is feeling better.