Beth and Duane “Dog” Chapman’s bounty hunting business is set to end this year, following Beth’s throat cancer diagnosis. In September, Beth had a stage II tumor removed, which led to the couple’s decision to end their bounty hunting careers. News of her diagnosis was very devastating for the family as they are now forced to undergo the battle of their lives.
On November 27, a two-hour A&E special called “Dog and Beth: Fight of Their Lives” will premiere at the network. The show will chronicle their battle with cancer from Beth’s “diagnosis through surgery and her journey to recovery.” The Chapmans will also share the changes they will be making in their personal and professional lives.
The show aims to reveal a real picture of the effects cancer has on the Chapman family. In a moment of despair, Beth has decided to use her platform to encourage viewers of the special to take actions, while also providing hope for individuals living with cancer and their families.
In a recent interview, Beth explained that her decision to share a personal story stemmed from the fact they experienced and shared much of their hardships with fans. She felt like she owned it to them, to share this story, just as she did the death of her father and daughter.
The hope and positivity they get from fans have helped them get through many tough times. However, they feel that it is necessary to relieve the added stress that comes with bounty hunting.
Beth stated that the lack of respect people have for the judicial system has recently made the risk of the job higher. She finds that she is always questioning whether or not her husband will come home alive when he leaves for work every day.
In the interview, Dog explained that although he was separating himself from bounty hunting, he still hoped to find employment in law enforcement. He stated “I would hope that whatever I did people could profit and get happy about it. I like to see, laugh and cry when it’s in a good way. I don’t know. For 40 years, I’ve done bounty hunting. I think it’d have to be something in law enforcement. It’s just amazing, we’re taking it day to day, it’s amazing she’s alive. We’re so glad that people prayed to God, there’s a God. I made some deals with him this time. I made some good deals. I just thank God he’s still with us.”
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