Below is a list of some of our favourite low-grade serous ovarian cancer women with blogs and social media accounts. They are just a few examples of the many wonderful women, who share their lives online. We recognise the braveness in their vulnerability. We hope these words, stories and lives help others feel less alone in what can be a difficult journey.
Shaylee is the beautiful soul behind the beautiful face on our homepage. She was diagnosed with low-grade serous ovarian cancer at 23 years old and is one valiant gal.
At the age of 21, Kristen’s life changed forever. Kristen showed incredible courage and determination and always held hope. Her Ovarshare podcast is a must listen for anyone with ovarian cancer. Though Kristen is no longer with us, her Living Legacy continues to raise much needed funds for research.
Elly Mayday (nee Ashley Luther)
Is the original #onehellovawoman. Diagnosed at 25 she proclaimed her surgical scar a “beauty mark”. It forms the basis of our logo. As a model she used her public profile to raise much needed awareness of ovarian cancer. Elly passed away March 2019 but her social media remains testament to the huge impact her short life had.
Amy Van Wyk
Amy ran two 10km races recently. While on treatment. She uses activity as a goal to anchor her in the midst of uncertainty. She was diagnosed at 36 and is currently working on her masters.
A retired palliative care clinical nurse specialist – Diane has a gift for words. She records her acute and relatable ovarian cancer observations in her blog.
With over 200 000 followers, Cheyann is the most visible woman with our cancer. It’s an incredible achievement. A popular fitness instagrammer, her account is a mix of life, life with cancer and fitness.
Was a busy 27 year old doctor when she was diagnosed with stage 4 low-grade serous carcinoma. Since then she’s gone sky diving, travelling and continued to live her life as best she can.
Incredibly readable. Morgan created a blog to update her family and friends. But there are lots of gems in there for women with cancer, and those without.
The founder of Cure Our Ovarian Cancer. Her website is a place to raise the profile of our cancer, blog observations and share her favourite outdoor camera shots.
You can find more wonderful women on our main website cureourovariancancer.org (select your region and go to “Our Stories”). We’d love to share your story too.
Wanting to connect with other low-grade serous women?
Visit the International Low-Grade Serous Carcinoma facebook support group.
The opinions expressed in the social media and website accounts listed belong to the authors not Cure Our Ovarian Cancer.