Like a lot of fans, I'm rooting for Shannen Doherty to win her battle against breast cancer. One more who is rooting more than anyone, though, is her mom, Rosa.
"Sometimes there's nothing like a mothers love to help get you thru," Doherty captioned a black-and-white photo of herself in her mother's arms.
"Thank you mom for always being there and being so strong for me. I love you."
Doherty has been open with her battle in the hopes that it will offer comfort, inspiration and hope to others going through similar struggles.
More than anything, it allows her fans to be with her every step of the way.
"Chemo day. A day many of us dread," Doherty shared in another Instagram.
"Strength gets us thru but every once in awhile, you just want to hide in bed and let chemo day pass you by."
Earlier this month, Doherty confirmed that the cancer had spread to her lymph nodes.
The 90210 star was diagnosed in March 2015 after her former management company did not pay her health insurance premiums, resulting in a delayed diagnosis.
Last week, Doherty told Entertainment Tonight how she broke the news to her husband of five years, Kurt Iswarienko.
“I told him, ‘You need to enjoy every single second you have with me because I’m going to be dead in five years,’ and he just burst out in tears,” The Tennessee native recalled.
Doherty was in the car when she decided to tell her husband over the phone, because she couldn't wait until she got hom.
“I called him, which was horrible of me,” she said. “I was in the car. I was with my mom, and the doctor called me and I’m, you know, ‘I’m going to wait until I see him,’ and I just couldn’t. So I picked up the phone and I called him and he was like, ‘Where are you?'”
Once Doherty pulled into her driveway, Iswarienko wrapped his wife in his arms and told her that they were going to get through it together.
“‘We are going to get through this, you’re strong and you’re powerful and you’re not going anywhere," Doherty remembered the photographer saying.
"'You have so much to do in your life. We are going to get through it as a family.'"
Doherty has no doubt that the diagnosis has strengthened their bond.
“My marriage was always strong, but it’s made my marriage a thousand times stronger,” Doherty said.
“I could not have gotten through this without my husband.”