LeKae, who is black, was diagnosed at age 34 and says she has no family history of the disease.
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I left 'The Book of Mormon' last year in March, and I was a swing for the show," she said. "It's amazing how life can change in a matter of a year's time. You can be swinging one year and be nominated the next."
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