Barbara Smith, better known as B. Smith, is a restaurateur, former model and TV host, and she is battling early onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Smith, 65, spoke with Today’s Al Roker about how she’s dealing with the disease and how she and her husband of 23 years, Dan Gasby, are working to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s.
“I had tears in my eyes,” said Smith about getting the diagnosis. “But at the same time I also said, ‘I’m not going to give to it. I am going to fight.’”
Gasby and Smith talked about the anger, frustration and sadness that came with the diagnosis, sharing experiences they had with Smith’s memory loss. However, they are working together to move forward.
“The first thing I think about is to try to create the best possible moments we can have,” Gasby said of the couple’s future. “If I had to do it all over again, I would’ve been happy for her to choose me as I would’ve been to choose her.”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter | Lorena O’Neil