Fitness Enthusiast Struck With Stage IV Cancer, Finds New Way To Inspire ThousandsLisa Dorrance
23-year-old Cheyann Shaw was already Instagram famous before being diagnosed with stage 4 low-grade serous ovarian cancer. A self-proclaimed fitness enthusiast, Shaw loves to share health tips and workout clips with her 200k followers on Instagram and over 5k subscribers on Youtube.
Four weeks before her wedding, Shaw uploaded a different kind of video on Youtube. “My life has definitely done a 360,” she explained. “I’m going to cry, but I was told that I have cancer.”
Everything has changed dramatically in Shaw’s life – except for her positive attitude and presence on social media. Instead of ghosting her followers, she gives hope and courage to thousands by sharing her battle with cancer online. After multiple surgeries, shaving her hair, and moving across the country to be closer to family in Washington, she remains stronger than ever: “I will never stop fighting. I will never lose my faith. I will never let cancer win.”
Shaw gives courage to thousands facing the same battle. Looking for more inspiration? Check out the brave photo that Shelly Melton decided to share on Facebook after her mastectomy.
This is hard for me to post… Left- Before we knew I had cancer. I was a solid 130lbs and 15% body fat. Also had a nice little booty growing back there. – – Right- Taken yesterday. Stage 4 Low Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer. After almost 14 days in the hospital, a poop bag, and a major surgery; I stand at 105lbs. That’s way to small for me. I’m 5″5. I lost everything. Cancer has taken so much from me. The body I worked so hard for 2 years to get, the ability to have and carry my own child, my hair, and so much more, but one thing for sure is that cancer has not taken my fight and faith. – – I will never stop fighting. I will never lose my faith. I will never let cancer win. Today has been a rough day for me mentally, but that’s okay. I know tomorrow will be much better and I’m thankful to be alive and to see another day. I know GOD is up there working and I know he will give me the strength to fight, the light to see in the darkness, and will lay his healing hands on me. – – This is the toughest battle I have and will ever face, but I know I can do it. The hardest part of all this is my body change. I have a hard time looking at myself in the mirror but I’m learning to love myself again and I know this is only temporary. Once I get the clear light to workout, I’ll be in the gym banging those weights – – #fuckcancer #ovariancancer #seattleseahawks #bestself #selflove #npc #npcbikini #ifbb #npccompetitor #bikini #bikinicompetitor #bikinifitness #bikiniathlete #fitlife #fitspo #fitlife #follow #inspiration #happiness #womensfitness #womenshealth #motivation #squat #squatspo #country #countrymusic #countrygirl #smile #cheystrong