A TikTok star who shared her life on the social media platform TikTok after she was diagnosed with stage IIIC ovarian cancer eight years ago, has lost her battle with the disease.
Haley Odlozil, 30, passed away earlier this week. The news was shared by her heartbroken husband, Taylor, who often appeared in her videos.
Taylor spoke of the immense sadness and pain he and his entire family felt following his wife’s untimely death.
Describing Haley’s tireless fight to live, Taylor spoke of the deep love he felt for him, his son Weston, his family and friends, which ultimately fueled his determination to live.
“It is with incredible sadness that I tell everyone that my sweet Haley has passed away. I cannot begin to describe the amount of anguish and pain that myself and our entire family are experiencing,” she wrote in an online statement.
Haley Odlozil, 30, who began documenting her life on TikTok following her diagnosis of stage IIIC ovarian cancer in 2015, has passed away from the disease.
The heartbreaking news was shared by her husband, Taylor, who was frequently featured in her viral videos along with their four-year-old son, Weston.
The couple had been together since their high school days in 2008 and received the devastating news of Haley’s terminal cancer diagnosis shortly before their 2015 wedding.
‘I never knew my heart could hurt physically. I have never seen someone fight so hard to live. Her love for me, Weston, her family and her friends is what has kept her going for so many years, especially the last 8 months.
“I am so blessed to have had Haley as a part of my life for 16 years. It has been a true honor caring for her,” Taylor wrote.
The couple had been together since 2008 when they were in high school and received the devastating news of Haley’s terminal cancer diagnosis shortly before they took their wedding vows in late 2015.
In 2019, Haley and Taylor welcomed their 4-year-old son Weston into the world via surrogate.
Weston also appeared frequently on her TikTok content, allowing viewers to see the strong family ties between the trio.
In a heartbreaking recent video, her son, Weston, was given a teddy bear that had a recording of his mother’s heartbeat on it.
The little boy always showed how much he cared for his mom in the videos posted online.
Taylor spoke of her deep gratitude for having Haley as a part of her life for the past 16 years.
The TikTok captions always included the date of the video along with the continually reassuring message that “Haley is still struggling.”
The updates drew support from millions of followers who have closely followed Haley’s cancer journey.
In a heartbreaking video filmed in May, Haley’s hospice nurse gifted her little one a Build-A-Bear stuffed animal that contained a recording of Haley’s heartbeat.
The family documented their lives after Hayley’s devastating diagnosis many years earlier.
Weston, now four years old, could often be seen at his mother’s bedside.
Haley recounted how Weston referred to the stuffed animal as his ‘mama bear’ and found comfort in cuddling it before bed.
‘When you can’t see mommy or feel mommy, where am I?’ Hayley would ask, to which Weston would reply, ‘In my heart.’
The hospice also gave Taylor a framed copy of the recording of the heartbeat.
After Hayley’s death, Taylor stated that he and his son are taking an indefinite break from social media to give themselves time to grieve.
“I need some time to process with my son,” she wrote.