Haley Odelozel, a mother who documented her battle with stage 2 ovarian cancer on TikTok, has died at the age of 30.
Her husband, Taylor, announced Haley’s death on Instagram and Tiktok on Friday.
“It is with incredible sadness that I tell you all that sweet Hayley has passed away,” he wrote on Instagram, under a photo of the couple with their 4-year-old son, Weston. “I can’t begin to describe the amount of heartbreak and grief I feel for myself and our entire family. I never knew my heart could hurt so physically.”
Haley had been battling stage 2 ovarian cancer for eight years. Stage IIIC disease means that the cancer is in “one or both ovaries and has spread outside the pelvis to other parts of the abdomen and/or nearby lymph nodes,” according to Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance.
The couple documented her journey with cancer on TikTok, peaking at over 2.5 million followers between them.
Taylor posted every few days His TikTok accounteach caption begins with the date following “Haley still fighting”.
TikTok on Friday was different.
“As a husband I have seen in every moment. The happy and the sad. One thing I can tell you, she has suffered greatly from this disease which has slowly tore her body apart for the past eight years,” he wrote. Under a video clip that has 2.1 million likes. “The thought of her being completely healed in a body with no pain and no scars in heaven makes me so happy for her but so sad that I’m not there to see it.”
The couple has been together for 16 years. Hayley celebrated her 30th birthday in February.
Just this past Saturday, Taylor posted a video to TikTok featuring a book about Haley that friends wrote for their young son to remember his mom.
“As difficult as what we are going through as a family,” Taylor wrote, “it makes me happy to see people rise to the occasion to do an act of kindness for someone else.”
In a post on Friday, Taylor said goodbye to his wife.
“I love you Hayley. More than I can put into words. You are part of who I am and I will never stop loving you. I can’t wait to see you again,” he wrote.
Friends and fans took to social media to offer their condolences to Taylor.
“My sweet friend! I will miss her dearly! Calling you guys Taylor!” Singer Parker McCollum commented on Instagram.
One fan commented, “My eyes are cracked and I’ve never met her.” “I was always just looking for ‘Haley’s still fighting.'” “
Taylor announced that he would not be posting on social media “for a while” in order to address Hayley’s death with his son.
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