Home Featured Content What’s Happening Star Danielle Spencer is Recovery Update

Dr. Danielle Spencer, better known as ‘Dee’ the former child star of 70s ABC sitcom classic “What’s Happening!!” has announced emergency Brain Surgery on bleeding hematoma. Dr. Danielle played the character “Dee” who was the personification of the typical annoying bratty little sister centered around teenagers and their antics while growing up in the inner city of Los Angeles, California. The role of “Dee Thomas,” became an American household name and her character was most notably known for her wisecracking banter.

Exactly 41 years to the date of her major car accident resulting in the untimely death of her father Actor Tim Pelt, Dr. Danielle experienced a massive headache. Due to the bleeding of the brain and enormous headaches it left her unresponsive and caused her to almost succumbed to her illness. After going back and forth to the doctor for medicine, the headache persisted until on the third day she became unconscious. With quick action from expert doctors, they did emergency brain surgery on the bleeding hematoma she received from that car accident so long ago.


“Currently Danielle is recovering at home with the assistance of home health care aides daily who are currently focusing on physical and occupational therapy for some memory loss and to teach her how to walk again. If therapy with the home health aides does not result in sufficient progress, she will be admitted to a rehabilitation facility for care.”

“Danielle is overwhelmed by all of the love and support she has received from her family, friends and media outlets. She greatly appreciates the “What’s Happening!!” friends and supporters who have held her down through it all!”

“Danielle does have insurance however, there have been many costs associated with her continued care that insurance does not cover and have left her in a financial bind. Funds set up from the “Friends of Danielle” Go Fund Me page will assist with these associated costs and help her sustain the continued care that is much needed.”

“Thank you for allowing her time to heal and prepare for whatever God has in store for her! We ask that you please continue as you have done to keep her in your thoughts and prayers!”

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