Anna Cardwell— the eldest daughter of Mama June Shannon— is currently battling Stage 4 cancer and the side effects caused by the chemotherapy that will hopefully save her life.
After the news of her diagnosis broke on Thursday, the former Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star shared photos with TMZ, showing the toll the chemo has taken on her hair. Anna’s long mane is reportedly falling out in clumps following her first round of chemo. On Thursday, Anna updated her Amazon Wishlist to ask her fans for wigs, hats and other items to help with the hair loss.
The list (which Anna has linked in her Instagram bio) now includes a burgundy wig, as well as a blond wig that looks similar to the style Anna wears her natural hair. It also lists a collection of turbans; several hats with false hair attached, a silk pillowcase and other items that can be used to style wigs.
“Despite the diagnosis, we’re told Anna has a positive outlook … she’s dealing with the hair loss by shopping for a wig. Again, it’s not her primary focus,” TMZ reported.
As The Ashley previously told you, Anna was diagnosed with adrenal carcinoma cancer in January. By the time of her diagnosis, the cancer had already spread to her lung, kidney and liver. The 28-year-old is the mother of two young daughters, and recently had to quit her job at a car dealership to focus on her cancer battle.
In addition to hair loss, Anna is reportedly dealing with sleeping issues, as well as numbness in her tongue, which makes eating difficult.
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While Anna herself has yet to directly comment on her diagnosis, her mother and sisters took to social media yesterday to ask fans to pray for Anna, and to let everyone know that they have Anna’s back through this battle.
“Y’all just say an extra prayer at night for our family & especially Anna, [her boyfriend] Eldridge, & Anna’s 2 girls,” Pumpkin wrote on her personal Facebook on Thursday. “It’s been a rough couple months for all of us involved but we will get through this.”
“This is been a very emotional road for the family but we are sticking together,” June posted on Facebook. “Me n [my husband] Justin [Stroud] n [Pumpkin’s husband] Josh [Efird] are doing everything we can do and to b there for Anna Marie Cardwell and Eldridge Toney and the girls through this journey. Just pray for all of us especially her girls we appreciate y’all so much.”
Anna’s youngest sister, Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, wrote about Anna’s diagnosis on Instagram Stories.
“And this is what I mean when I say you never truly know what somebody is going through at home,” she wrote. “No matter how famous they are. Yes, I’m very famous but normal s**t happens to me and my family & y’all need to realize that asap.”
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There is NOTHING wrong with asking for help – of any kind.
All of you holier than thou hens who are clucking jealousy in the comments are just that – jealous. The woman has stage 4 cancer. She’s entitled to ask for a damn wig.
A person with stage 4 cancer has the right to ask people for all the help she needs. She’s asking for a freakin wig to look a little better for her and her babies. She isn’t hurting anybody. You are not obligated to help her in any way but seriously shut your f*ckin hateful mouth about this woman. She lived through hell thanks to her mother and now this. If there’s any justice in this world she’ll make a full recovery
God Bless her and I pray for her recovery. This isn’t the time to be judgmental…..really it’s never the time for us to judge someone going through something like this.
I appreciate the fact that she is asking for THINGS(wigs, hats), and not MONEY, like the other assholes.
But its early. yet….
She’s also asking for gift cards to restaurants and other things if you click on the link.
Honey Doo Doo should be able to buy these things for her sister, after all, she was born rich. 🙄
She was NOT born rich, she was lucky enough to be picked up for a show from being a hot mess for Toddlers and Tiaras.
I was being sarcastic. SHE says she was born rich and famous.
I’m broke as shit, no celebrity, been buying my own wigs for 20 years. Girlfriend no. Find a support group, not a charity handout. Losing your hair suxks, stage 4 cancer is 4 billion times worse. Get real please.
It said she had to quit her job to focus on her health and treatments so I am guessing money is tight. Especially since she hasn’t been on tv since honey boo boo was canceled.
If people want to help her out with some wigs, so be it. Not like she’s asking for lavish absurd things
She has stage 4, it’s in her liver and that’s pretty much a death sentence. I honestly don’t know why you’re talking this way about her.
Haters gonna be hateful….
You do know there are charities, specifically designed, to help people out with these kinds of things, right?
People would likely help you out too if you dropped the chip on your shoulder! Maybe her feeling a little bit good about herself after being given the extremely terrible diagnosis (and even should she survive this, the awful prognosis for her life moving forward after it-because while even if not fatal, it presents a host of terminal issues) is not such a bad thing after all.
How does someone else being given a hand up, a way to brighten their day, hurt you in any way? Why are you so angry at the world? I’m no fan of people that always have their hand out, but this is not that nor is it anywhere near that. It’s her SISTER with her hand out, literally always, asking for money. She just wants to look a little better now and then. God forbid.
Geez she is the sister who was molested by one of her motber’s boyfriends. She really deserves a break after all her suffering by the hands of june. I hope for a full recovery.
If she’s anything like her sister that’s raising Alana, and for her sake I hope she isn’t, she’ll be begging for money to pay her bills any day now. Hopefully she has more class than the rest of her trash family.
Big difference between “please buy me a wig”, and “pay my car note”.
She was on tiktok last night battling with Jessica just like the rest of them. I thought wow she’s barely been on tiktok and now the news hits and shes on there for hours begging with the rest of them. I hate she is sick, especially for her kids, but this entire family has jumped on the tiktok begging train now.
Oh wow. Smh.
Yep. This is one situation where I won’t judge for the ask. Seen too many people I care about battle cancer. No matter what you think of her family, some of these comments are downright cruel. Cancer is horrible and something I wouldn’t wish even on the nasty people commenting. Just remembered why I don’t come here that often anymore. No comment mods (too many racist and homophobic comments left up) and half of the visitors are assholes tearing other people down like their shit don’t stink.
I’m definitely an asshole, no doubt, but I’ll call a spade a spade here.
She deserves compassion. She didnt ask for cancer. At 28. With 2 babies that need mom.
We never hear from this woman, shes not subjecting us to her petty every day drama (that she caused herself )and she has had a really rough life.
Cancer is expensive. Plus she’s probably too sick to work and folks act like they haven’t been to the stores in the past 2 years. Smh.
I will side eye the ones in her family who scream about being so rich arguing online. The math just ain’t mathin.