June “Mama June” ShannonShe, 44, took to Instagram on Friday to ask her followers to “keep praying” like her daughter Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell, 29, continues her battle with cancer. The loving mother admitted that some things have changed for the family in the past few weeks, but stressed that Anna “is still with us.” She also expressed her faith in God and said her latest post will be her last until “that time comes” when she and her family focus on making memories with Anna.
“We are all asking for prayers for our family as we go through this process, we truly appreciate you for all of your thoughts and prayers and we will update you all when we are able to know that all of your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated during this time,” June captioned the post.
Like June, her daughter and Anna’s sister Lauren “Pumpkin” Efird, 23, also posted and asked for prayers. “Say a prayer for our family,” she wrote.
The June video comes after Anna was diagnosed with stage 4 adrenal cancer in January. She started undergoing treatment soon after and shared regular updates about her condition. Her last post was in May.
She captioned a photo of herself with her boyfriend, saying: “Okay, we’re starting the third round of chemo.” Eldridge Tony, in Atlanta, which can be seen above. “this [was] Yesterday was a pretty good day but got a little and Cracker Barrel was good going down but not going up 😂 but overall things are going well and the chemo is working, we came to find him so things are looking good 😇😁😁🙏.”
In the same month, June spoke with the people About being “emotionally drained” by the whole situation. “I don’t live [on TikTok] A lot because of Anna. “I was really emotionally drained by it,” she explained. “I don’t mean emotional…I’m not mental [or] Emotionally prepared to deal with 5,000 people asking me about Anna that day.
June also spoke to Entertainment tonight In July after it was revealed that Anna’s cancer had reached the terminal stage. “She just wants to see how it goes,” she told the outlet. “For me, it’s an emotional roller coaster sometimes. Mentally, it’s always on my mind… We know it’s final. It’s stage four. You’re not going to go into remission. We’ve all accepted that, so I’ll tell people one day at a time ’cause you don’t “You never know.”