The journey will be documented on a two-hour A&E special video, which is going to be aired on Monday, November 27.
Duane "Dog" Chapman Breaks Down Over Wife Beth Chapman’s Cancer Battle
50-year-old Beth told Us Weekly;
We’ve shared almost our whole lives with fans. We’ve shared the ups and downs of this family with our fans for the last 15 years of our lives. So it made perfect sense that we should share something so intimate with them as well. Our rabid fan base has been so loyal to us. It just didn’t make sense to try to hide something like this. The amount of love and support and genuine outpouring of grace our fans have shown has helped us get though some of the darkest moments of our lives right now.
Duane, who has been together with Beth for more than 30 years and married since 2006, said that he was shocked when she agreed to do the special. He says "she’s a feminine girly girl".
She was like, ‘I’ve got to show them how to beat this Big Daddy! I’ve shown them how to capture fugitives, how to give second chances, I’ve got to show them how to beat this. I just was stunned.
And so, the cameras captured everything, even when it wasn’t pretty. Duane further said getting choked up;
She woke up once in the middle of the night and she’s like, ‘Honey, Im gonna die.’ I said, ‘No, you’re not gonna die and I’m not gonna hear that.’ She goes, ‘Yes, I am. You’re so stupid, how are you gonna make it by yourself?’ It has brought us closer. I’ve been with her since she was 19, she’s almost 100. Every picture I see of us together, I remember where it was. It just makes all those moments that you shared love a lot more real when that could be what you’re left with: just the moments. It was hard as s–t.
He also remembered the day Beth had her surgery, saying “It was the worst day I’ve ever been through.”