An Instagram star, who bravely documented her battle with stage 4 ovarian cancer, died at the age of 27, when she was first diagnosed.
Seattle-based Cheyenne Shaw had already created an impressive Instagram documenting her fitness journey when in August of 2016, she discovered she had late cancer.
She decided to openly document her battle with the disease, revealing that she had become cancer-free in November 2017, before the disease returned in January 2020.
Her family shared the news on Instagram yesterday, posting: ‘With heavy hearts, we are sad to announce that our beautiful girl Cheyan has been called home heaven.’
27-year-old fitness influencer Cheyenne Shaw of Seattle passed away after battling ovarian cancer for four years, her family said
In her final post on Instagram, shared shortly before the holiday, Cheyenne gave a thumbs up from her hospital bed and asked for ‘light and prayer’
He also photographed a fitness-affecting beamer while resting in a field of flowers.
The post also included an emotional message from Cheyenne’s mother Darcy Lynn, which wrote: ‘Today my heart is breaking, our baby girl lost a long battle with ovarian cancer.
‘She fought to the bitter end. He is a true warrior and survivor. She will be truly missed and will always be in my heart. ‘
Caption released: ‘Thank you all for your support and encouragement over the years.
‘If there is one thing Cheyenne taught us, whatever the fight, we can always find a reason to smile.’
Australia’s fitness star Emily Sky commented on sympathy and grief from her fellow influencers, commenting that Cheyan’s demise was reported: ‘No no no no. It is destructive. I can’t believe it. Beautiful Rip Rip, you will be missed so much.
The fitness-affected man was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at just 23 years old and documented his fight and changing body on Instagram.
Sick: She went on to document how her body changed, as she had lost her hair and most of her muscles
The influential man lost a total of 33lbs, while he treated Stage 4 cancer
‘I am very grateful to meet you and befriend you. You have been my biggest inspiration for years. Now you are with God beautiful angel, watching over us. Sending so much love to you and your family. Love always m ‘
What are ovarian cancer and what are the symptoms?
Ovarian cancer affects more than 21,000 women in the US each year and an estimated 220,000 are women.
It is a cancer of the ovaries, which is part of the female reproductive system that contains their eggs. There are two ovaries and both are attached to the womb. Cancer on the ovaries can spread to the nearby bowel and bladder.
It is the fifth most common cancer in women, and is most common in women who have had menopause but it can affect women of any age.
About 66 percent of ovarian cancer cases are diagnosed in more advanced stages of the disease.
At the time of diagnosis, 60 percent of ovarian cancers will have already spread to other parts of the body, reducing the five-year survival rate from 90 percent to 30 percent in the early stage.
It is diagnosed so late because its location in the pelvis means that the symptoms may be unclear and difficult to detect, especially early.
They are often similar to symptoms of less severe conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS).
The most common symptoms of ovarian cancer are:
- Feeling bloated constantly
- A swollen belly
- Discomfort in your stomach or pelvic area
- Early feeding while eating or feeling hungry
- Need to urinate more often than usual or immediately
See your doctor if:
You have been feeling bloated most days for the last three weeks
You have other symptoms of ovarian cancer that will not go away – especially if you are over 50 or have a family history of ovarian or breast cancer, as you may be at higher risk.
Olympic bronze medalist Chatton Lowe, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2019, said: ‘I’m hurt, I’m mad, I’m sad, I’m crying. I am grateful to know you and am broken that we have lost you. You have done so much for me since the day of my diagnosis. I will never forget the role you played in my life. I love you and am so happy that your smile sparkled. You will be sorely missed.’
Chyvan, a former NPC bikini contestant, was known for her fit gym selfie and workout videos before being diagnosed with cancer on August 3, 2016 at the tender age of 23.
Determined to continue sharing his story, the influential person told followers about his progress.
She showed herself losing her hair and muscles, trying so hard to leave a total of 33lbs.
Her last post before her death documented her hospital stay, with a photo shared by the fitness-affected man as he gave a thumbs up while in bed.
Posting the days before the holiday, she wrote: ‘It’s been a minute since my last update but things are going well!
‘I have gone out and in and out of the hospital with a liver problem which has recovered and now I am on a feeding tube which is completely fine. Your girl needed Food Lol’s help.
‘I start chemo on Tuesday and should be home just in time for Christmas or tomorrow.
‘Keep praying and keep sending all the light.’
Cheyen’s apparent final post before her death, many of which she shared the clear realities of her battle with cancer – began in 2016, and saw heartbreaking changes in her body, which she also opened online Was.
In December 2016, four months after her diagnosis, she shared a stark ‘before and after’ photo while sharing how her physical and mental well-being was affected by her cancer and treatment.
In the earlier photo, she was 130lbs with 15 percent body fat, and she joked that she had ‘a tiny little booty’. Her weight in the after photo was just 105lbs.
‘It’s too small for me. I’m 5’5, ‘he wrote.
‘I lost everything. Cancer has taken a lot from me. The body to which I worked hard for 2 years, the ability to get and carry my baby, my hair, and more, but one thing for sure is that cancer has not taken my fight and faith. ‘
Despite losing so much, Cheyanne had a surprisingly upbeat attitude during her experience.
‘I will never quit fighting. I will never lose my faith. I will never let cancer win, ‘she went on.
In November 2017, she revealed that she was cancer-free, but the disease returned after two years, news that she shared with her followers in January 2020
The fitness influencer’s family said he was ‘called home to heaven’
‘Today is a tough day for me mentally, but it’s okay. I know tomorrow will be much better and I am grateful to be alive and to see another day. ‘
She concluded: ‘This is the hardest fight I will ever face, but I know I can do it. The hardest part of all this is my body transformation. I have a hard time seeing myself in the mirror but I am learning to love myself again and I know that this is only temporary.
‘Once I get a clear light to workout, I increase those weights in the gym.’
However, there were odds against him, Chemo started working, and in November of 2017 he was told he had no evidence of the disease.
She kept chemo for maintenance, but completed it in April 2018.
Sadly, the disease returned in January 2020, with influential people posting online: ‘This is not the news I wanted to tell y’all … Sadly, 4 of my lymph nodes have cancer.
‘I actually came to know from my online report on Monday which was sent to me but today it was confirmed that there is little activity of cancer.’
He said: ‘I’ve had cancer in 3 of the 4 previous places and I beat it; This time is no different! I will win and I will beat this animal again. ‘