Must-See: Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe on Their Daughter’s Illness
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Nicole Ari Parker and hubby Boris Kodjoe appear on this week’s episode of Aspire TV’s Exhale talk show to discuss their 7-year-old daughter Sophie Tei’s battle with spina bifida, a birth defect that affects the development of the spinal cord.
“We went from being the hot Hollywood couple with a perfect-to-be baby to completely devastated, shocked,” said Kodjoe to host Malinda Williams. “We were helpless, we were lost. It took us quite a while to find our bearings and get used to this new norm that we were facing.”

Kodjoe and Parker started Sophie’s Voice Foundation in 2008 in honor of Sophie.

See more of their conversation tonight at 8 p.m. ET on Exhale.