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Sad News: 'Cake Boss' Mama Has ALS

07/16/2012

Sad news in the Cake Boss family: Mary Valastro, mother to the Cake Boss himself, Buddy Valastro, has been diagnosed with ALS. Also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, ALS is a neurodegenerative disease affecting the brain and spine. Buddy issued the following statement regarding his mother's diagnosis:

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"I can confirm that my mother Mary – the heartbeat of the Valastro family and Momma to all of Carlo's Bakery –- has been diagnosed with ALS. She is tackling it with the strength and determination she always shows, and the entire family is in this together, fighting for her. We'd like to thank all of our fans for the love and prayers -– it means a great deal to all of us."

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--Courtney Reimer

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