Scott Baio: Wife Renee Diagnosed With Brain Tumor

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Scott Baio, best known for his role as Chachi Arcola on the long-running TV show Happy Days, sustained a horrible blow earlier this week. His wife Renee has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.

The family is asking for prayers in the wake of this disturbing news, but is proceeding with faith and optimism.

The Charles in Charge actor and his wife have been married for seven years, and are the parents of a seven-year-old daughter, Bailey DeLuca.

Scott Baio shared word of his wife's diagnosis via Facebook.

Just a few days ago we learned my wife, Renee has a meningioma brain tumor. Although 90% of these type of tumors are...

Posted by Scott Baio on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Following his announcement, Scott Baio asked via Twitter for prayers for Renee.

Those prayers multiplied quickly, prompting Scott Baio to thank those praying for his wife.

"My wife is my rock," Scott Baio said in his Facebook announcement. "She refuses to even shed one tear, nor will she question God's will. Renee, Bailey and I will get through this and along the way maybe help educate others to get checked out (MRI with contrast) as 6,500 people each year, mostly women get these tumors."

Surely prayers for Scott Baio's wife Renee will continue, and while they are aimed at her, will no doubt provide strength and comfort to him as well.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.