Mary Elizabeth’s sister, Rene, was diagnosed with cancer on the show “Any Day Now.”
In the television drama “Any Day Now,” which aired from 1998 to 2002, the character Mary Elizabeth ‘M.E.’ Sims, played by Annie Potts, faces various personal and social challenges. One of the significant storylines involves her sister, Rene Jackson, portrayed by Lorraine Toussaint. During the series, Rene is diagnosed with cancer, which becomes a central plot point that affects her character’s journey and her relationship with Mary Elizabeth. The show explores the emotional and physical impact of the diagnosis on Rene, as well as the support and struggles that come from her family and friends as they navigate this difficult period together. The storyline was notable for its sensitive and realistic portrayal of how a serious illness can affect not only the patient but also their loved ones.