Jeanette Lee, the famous billiards player who was nicknamed “The Black Widow”, is fighting for her life

Lee, 49, was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer, she announced Wednesday. Her close friends launched a GoFundMe page on which doctors said she had a few months to a year to live

“I intend to bring the same determination that I brought to the pool table to this fight,” Lee said in a statement from the American Poolplayers Association. “Jim Valvano so eloquently told us we should never give up”I owe it to my three young daughters to do just that”

Lee has already started chemotherapy and also has several surgeries ahead of him to slow down cancer.The GoFundMe, founded on her behalf, intends to support her three daughters: Cheyenne, 16, Chloe, 11 and Savannah, 10 )

The Brooklyn native was the No. 1 pool player in the world in the 1990s and won gold medal at the 2001 World Games.She was WPBA (Women’s Professional Billiard Association) Player of the Year in 1994 and WPBA Sportswoman of the Year in 1998 / p>

Lee also long battled scoliosis, which cut her career short and may have masked her cancer at first, her GoFundMe suggested

“She’s in a lot of pain all the time anyway, so she didn’t notice a difference,” Lee’s longtime agent Tom George told the Washington Post

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World News – USA – Jeanette Lee, pool legend of the “Black Widow” who was diagnosed with terminal cancer