Last summer, when the inspiring model, designer and restaurateur B. Smith revealed her battle with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, she expressed her determination not to let it bring her down. Now, nearly a year later, she is proving that determination goes a long way.
"I had tears in my eyes, but at that same time, I said, 'I'm not gonna give to it. I'm gonna fight. I am going to fight,' ” Barbara Smith, who is best known as B., told Al Roker while discussing her diagnosis on Friday's Today show.