She opened up about her mother’s illness and death on her blog.
“We all put our hearts and souls into the show and opening our lives up for all the world to see, no matter how difficult it may be,” she wrote. “For me in particular, watching this season is bitter sweet, as so many facets of my life have changed. My mother is no longer here and someone I called family is no longer apart of my life.”
Tami’s mother has passed away and she admits it’s hard to relive the ordeal now that the season has started airing.
“To see my mother on screen and taking her medical journey with her was very difficult for me. At times I hurt, times I cried and there were times that I was angry with her for getting sick,” she said. “It was truly an emotional roller coaster for me that I would give anything to ride now…if only she were still here…The passing of my mother has taught me that things are ever changing whether you want them to or not. There are times when people will depart from your life by choice or by force and I’ve have began to accept that thought in most areas of my life…I have tried to stop fighting change and simply find the lesson I was supposed to learn.”