Mama June Shannon is asking for prayers.
The reality star who vowed to turn over a new leaf when she turned 44 in August, took to social media on Friday to call down the powers of heaven.
‘Y’all we are asking for prayers for our family as we are going through this process,’ the Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo alum told her 758,000 Instagram followers.
‘We really appreciate y’all for all the thoughts and prayers and we will update y’all whenever we can,’ she said, adding, ‘just know that all of your thoughts and your prayers are very much appreciated during this time, she explained, adding the hashtags, ‘#mamajune #cancersucks #family #prayers.’
The anxious mother didn’t mention any names, but her followers knew immediately she was referring to her daughter Anna ‘Chickadee’ Cardwell, 29, who is battling stage four cancer.
Mama June Shannon is asking for prayers. The reality star, 44, took to social media Friday to call down the powers of heaven. ‘Y’all we r asking for prayers for our family as we are going through this process,’ the Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo alum wrote
‘Anna sending you many many many prayers. God bless you sweetheart. ❤️,’ one concerned fan wrote.
‘Lord please have Anna in your hands and help her and her family In this time that they need you,’ was the prayer of another.
One follower empathized with June’s struggle. ‘From a mom of a cancer warrior.. angel.. my sincere thoughts and prayers for you all.’
June’s 23-year-old daughter, Lauryn ‘Pumpkin’ Efird reposted adding, ‘Say a prayer for our family.’
Anna was diagnosed with stage four adrenal cancer in January after complaining of stomach pain. Testing showed the disease had traveled to her liver, kidney and lungs.
The Mayo Clinic reports adrenal carcinoma is a rare cancer that affects the adrenal glands in the kidneys. The adrenal glands produce hormones which deliver instructions to virtually every organ and tissue in the body.
The mother of two girls, Kaitlyn, 11, and Kylee, eight, had been undergoing chemotherapy to battle the cancer.
Anna has tried to keep her fans updated with her progress on TikTok.
‘We really appreciate y’all for all the thoughts and prayers and we will update y’all whenever we can,’ she said, ‘just know that all of your thoughts and your prayers are very much appreciated during this time. #mamajune #cancersucks #family #prayers’
In her last post, which was made November 10, she revealed that she’s ‘going through this thing called autoimmune therapy.’
‘It’s a pain, but it’s going great,’ she said at the time.
Immunotherapy, according to the National Cancer Institute, ‘is a type of cancer treatment that helps your body fight cancer.
The immune system helps your body fight infections and other diseases.
Immunotherapy is a type of biological therapy which uses substances made from living organisms to treat cancer.’
Anna, 29, was diagnosed with stage four adrenal carcinoma earlier this year
In her last TikTok video, Anna revealed she was receiving immunotherapy to help her immune system fight the disease
Anna is mom to two daughters, Kaitlyn, 11, and Kylee, eight, whom she shares with ex husband Michael Cardwell. In her most recent video, June said she will stay off of social media while her family are spending this time as a family and enjoying moments and making memories’
Unfortunately, it appears the treatment did not work as well as the family had hoped.
A few hours after posting her prayer request, June made a video In a TikTok post shared across social media platforms after the prayer request, June said, ‘I just want to let y’all know that since things have changed our lives over the last few weeks that are totally out of our control.’
‘God has all the cards, but Anna is still with us,’ she explained. ‘We are going through this transition [and] we are asking still, for continued prayers for Anna, continued prayers for the family. We see all your messages, even though we’re not responding back to y’all.’
June concluded the video by revealing she and her family are ‘spending this time ‘enjoying moments and making memories’ together.