Brandi Maxiell, VH1's Basketball Wives of LA, wife of NBA player Jason Maxiell calls in from TX, to share her story as an Ovarian Cancer survivor and their issues with IVF at 24 years old while planning their wedding.
Blessed and beautiful! Brandi Maxiell may be known for her dueling arguments as a reality star on VH1’s “Basketball Wives LA,” but she’s battled a much tougher opponent and won – that is, ovarian cancer. Today, she’s a wife. A mother. A cancer survivor.
Raised by a single mother in Dallas, Texas, Brandi was taught the importance of education, and she graduated from the University of North Texas in 2007. That same year, she re-located to Detroit to be with her high school sweetheart and fiancé, Jason Maxiell, then a player in the NBA for the Detroit Pistons. With her whole life in front of her, she was excited about her new beginnings until a diagnosis changed everything, and brought her fairytale life to a crashing halt.