& # 39; # 39 & ANTM; Alum Jael Strauss
Dead at age 34
2 months after stage 4 Breast cancer diagnosis
04.12.2014 13:48 PST
The former "America's Next Top Model" candidate Jael Strauss died only two months after the announcement of the cancer.
Sources near the model ̵
Jael decided to stop the chemotherapy for Halloween and went to the hospice for Thanksgiving and said on Facebook, "First night at the hospice, so many things I never knew about life or death, so many things."
In October of this year, the model with its cancer diagnosis went public with a heartbreaking Facebook post, revealing that it had been diagnosed with "incurable" Stage 4 breast cancer.
At the time, Jael wrote to her followers: "I wanted to write something long, but some of you deserve to know." On October 2, I was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. " She continued … "She has spread aggressively in my body and is incurable, and with the treatment she can extend my life longer than the" few months, "the doctors said I could do it, I do not want to die. I still need one of those miracles I got back in 2013. "
Jael appeared with Dr. Phil in 2012 to solve her addiction problems and celebrated 5 years of sobriety at the IG last August. "I know that a few things are true: miracles are real, rest is possible for everyone, no matter how far you think you are. We are never too broken to be put back together, service work feels better than the biggest climax, sobriety does not make you normal and I would be dead if not all the love and forgiveness I had from my friends and my family was showered. "
GoFundMe Launched For Jael a month ago, more than $ 18,000 was raised from a $ 30,000 target to fund their treatment, and MEL's family and friends told TMZ in a statement," The only blessing was that we could show her how much she was loved before she died. It brought so much light to people. "
She was 34. RIP