I found that the physical therapy wasn’t helping me at all and I was just getting so frustrated â€" to the point that I had even thought about suicide,” says Danielle.
“That’s when I knew something was definitely wrong,” she says. Please click on the GoFundMe link below and donate whatever you can. “About three weeks after I had been in New Jersey, they had me walking on a walker.


After a bad car accident I had to pay a lot of medical bills, and my accident attorney helped me to resolve a lot of issues. All rights reserved. Even though she grew up being a child TV star, it has not been an easy life for Danielle Spencer. Fortunately, she could fully recover while still using crutches to walk. Thinking that she was okay, Danielle began to feel tingling, which turned to numbness up and down both her legs.

Danielle Spencer-David Endured A Major Car Accident Resulting In The Untimely Death Of Her Stepfather: While the actress was playing the iconic character of “Dee,” she endured real physical pain from a horrific car accident that killed her step-father, actor Tim Pelt. Danielle Spencer Details Car Accident, Paralysis & Near Suicide. was honored at the 2006 TV Land Awards, where Spencer was the co-winner (along with Little House on the Prairie actress Alison Arngrim) of the "Character Most in Need of a Time-Out" award. taken in 1977. “Of course after the surgery, I was paralyzed for about eight months. Exactly 42 years to the date of her major car accident in 1976 resulting in the untimely death of her stepfather , actor Tim Pelt and leaving her in a coma for three weeks , a broken leg, arm and pelvis, Dr. Danielle Spencer started experiencing massive debilitating headaches. _taboola.push({ In January, Dr. Danielle Spencer-Fields and co-writer Cheryl Pelt self-published, “Through the Fire: Journal of a Child Star,” a collection of memories from her early years, including details of overcoming personal adversity. “This was about six months after I was released from the hospital. She underwent spinal surgery because they needed to remove a calcified disc. [8] "I'm trying to get as many opinions as possible but it does look like that is what I’m going to do," she said. "With everything that I've been through with the spinal cord injury, I said I know God is not going to give me another affliction," she said, "so I was completely shocked when the doctors told me." On September 7, 1977, during the second season of the show, Spencer and her stepfather Tim Pelt were involved a severe car accident that left Spencer in a coma for three weeks. After being a child television star, she became a veterinarian and a survivor of life-threatening events three times. During an interview on Oprah Winfrey’s show, “Where Are They Now?”, Danielle openly talked about her tragic experiences but said: “Even going through all of this, I still know that there's a plan for me. *While Dee was causing all kinds of pain and heartache for her brother Raj on “What’s Happening!” during its three year run, the actress who played the iconic character spent part of the first season in real physical pain from a horrific car accident that killed her step-father, put her in a coma for three weeks and left her with a broken pelvis, leg and arm. After the cancellation of the show in 1979, Spencer and her mother relocated to Africa for a time. In 2014, Spencer was inducted as part of the permanent exhibition of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture.
In order to walk again, Spencer-David had to have a disc removed from her back. Former Child Star Describes Fear And Despair After 'Shocking' Cancer Diagnosis, "I'm still thinking of myself as a youngster -- not 51 years old. A TRAGIC ACCIDENT. Thankfully, Dr. Danielle is recovering. was canceled in 1988, Spencer attended Tuskegee University Veterinary School in Tuskegee, Alabama. We thank you in advance.https://t.co/J4bhHvrhbu pic.twitter.com/rc4bEpn2LZ, — Mike Chisholm (@MykChiz) September 29, 2018, Remember “Dee” from “What’s Happening!!

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