Cheyann Shaw, a fitness influencer, succumbed to cancer on Monday. A family statement posted on Instagram on Monday revealed her demise, indicating that she had been “called to heaven.” She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2016.
The caption read, “We are sad to announce with heavy hearts that our beautiful girl, Cheyann, has been called home to heaven.” Shaw’s mother, Darci Clark, wrote: “My heart is breaking today, our baby girl lost her long battle with ovarian cancer.
Her strong battle
“She fought until the bitter end. She is a true warrior and survivor. She will be truly missed and will forever be in my heart.“ Following her diagnosis in 2016, Shaw opened up to People about her illness: “When I was first diagnosed, I was scared, but it went away quickly. I knew that I had no choice but to fight. I wasn’t going to let cancer win.”
“I also knew that my husband and family need me and there is no way I am leaving them,” she said. “So that is when I put my boxing gloves on and got in the ring to knock cancer out.”
Shirts for my fundraiser are now available. I can’t thank y’all enough for your support. I beat this before and I will do it again 💪🏻🦋 #cheystrong #cheysarmy https://t.co/dAB0KiS8iy pic.twitter.com/JgqtPx0pT6
— Cheyann Shaw (@Cheymarie_fit) January 16, 2020
Shaw’s family praised her followers on Instagram for their love, “Thank you all for your support over the years and encouragement.”
More on Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian cancer primarily affects females (usually over 50 years of age) who have been through menopause but can also affect younger females. With 7,000 people who have been diagnosed with the disease in the UK each year, the disease is the sixth most prevalent type of cancer experienced by women in the UK.
— TargetOvarianCancer (@TargetOvarian) January 5, 2021
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