A few months ago, Cheyann Shaw was like any other 20-something woman, excitedly planning her wedding while pursuing her career as a fitness blogger in Seattle. She worked hard to inspire other woman to get active and strong. Today, the 23-year-old’s mission has changed slightly, but her message remains the same.
In August, Shaw was diagnosed with ovarian cancer when her OB-GYN discovered a lump located above her pubic area. Her doctor originally thought it was an ovarian cyst, but spotted the cancer during surgery.
Following the initial surgery, Shaw was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer and was scheduled for more serious surgeries a couple months later. In October, doctors removed her spleen, appendix and part of her colon and bladder. She also underwent a hysterectomy.