Alex Trebek from 'Jeopardy!' Draws Outpouring of Positive Support on Twitter after One-Year Cancer Update
Alex Trebek breathed life into Twitter users when he announced he beat the odds for his disease. Fans also shared another slew of support for the beloved game show host.
In this one, he spoke about his fight against stage four pancreatic cancer, explaining that he made the 18% survival rate despite the challenges. Fans' reactions are found below.
Alex gives 1-year health update
Trebek recalled the many difficulties — both mental and physical — which he faced within the last year. He acknowledged his wife's support and the many prayers he's received from fans.
I'm so grateful to Alex who is always teaching us something important. Don't despair, sir.😍— Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) March 4, 2020
Towards the end, he said: "If we take it one day at a time, with a positive attitude, anything is possible." Fans were elated by the tv personality's update and his attitude.
Fans react to good news
Several people reposted the clip with their comments. "Alex Trebek is a role model for us all," said one woman before explaining why she feels that way about the longtime "Jeopardy!" host.
Alex Trebek is a role model for us all. He handles his struggles with grace and positivity, he carries on with work, just as sharp as ever & his faith in God is his backbone. 🙏— MelanieRNC🇺🇸 (@MelanieRNC) March 5, 2020
Praying for you Alex, we love you! ❤ https://t.co/VtBg3wWTsl
Others thanked Trebek, 79, for the update. Many more pledged to continue praying that the host would fully recover from his high-risk pancreatic cancer.
Thank you for keeping us updated Alex😀— Sandpiper👑✝️✡️🐕🐈❤️ (@darhar981) March 4, 2020
Continued Prayers for you to have a full recovery from this dreadful disease 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Alex continues to fight
Simple words of encouragement were also sent his way. In the short speech, Trebek mentioned having "not so good" days throughout the past few months.
Love you Alex! You're a national treasure and you have millions of us in the trenches with you! Keep fighting and we'll keep praying! ❤️— Champagne Blonde (@ChampagneSane) March 4, 2020
Due to the depression resulting from the disease, Trebek wasn't sure he wanted to continue fighting. Thankfully, he was aware of the many causes — including support for others suffering — that he needed to live for.
Alex Trebek is without a doubt a legend and an inspiration.— Simon A. #BlackLivesMatter (@BabyLamb5) March 5, 2020
He’s right. No matter what situation we’re in, if we all take it just one day at a time with a positive attitude, then anything is possible.
God bless you, Alex, and stay strong. We love you. ❤️ https://t.co/9v2R1fqnm4
Alex donates to homeless shelter
Even as he continues to battle, Trebek recently donated $100,000 to the Los Angeles homeless shelter, Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission early this month.
The non-profit organization's CEO and president, Ken Craft, gave Trebek a tour last month after the host called him. The institution hopes to alleviate hunger, poverty, and homelessness in the city.
According to People, Trebek has regularly donated to the organization in the past few years. The money will be used to provide meals, medical and mental health care, and showers for the homeless.
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Recently I was sitting in my office and I received a phone call from Alex Trebek. He said he would like a tour of our new shelter being built. I gave him a tour of the NoHo shelter and the navigation center. Two weeks after that, he asked if I would come to his house. I went to his house and he said he wants to contribute to the homeless crisis and he handed me a check for $100,000. I gave him a hug and asked if I could have a picture, he said you’ll have to come to @jeopardy , so my wife and I went to Jeopardy and got a picture with Alex a couple weeks ago. What an incredibly kind, gracious and generous man. We continue to pray for his health and healing. Thank you Alex and Jean Trebek! #jeopardy #alextrebek #hopeofthevalley #grateful #payitforward
Meanwhile, Trebek's run on "Jeopardy!" remains in assurance for viewers who have no desire to see their favorite host stop. Admirably, Trebek is keen on continuing to work for as long as he is able.