Mother-of-two tells her kids she has months left to live after cancer diagnosis

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Jenny Appleford has just months left to live (Image: Youtube)
Jenny Appleford has just months left to live (Image: Youtube)

YouTube influencer Jenny Appleford has admitted she is "really heartbroken" after having to tell her two children she has just six months left to live.

The 36-year-old was originally diagnosed with lung cancer back in 2021. She set up a YouTube channel to document her journey and revealed her cancer has now spread to her brain.

Jenny shared a new video to her channel in which she said doctors told her she had just six to nine months left to live. In the clip, she explained how she and her husband Kyle Appleford told their young children - Ellis, seven, and Winnie, three.

Asking fans to "keep praying" for her family, Jenny said they took their children home from their dance class and told them the devastating news. She explained how she and Kylie gave their kids "love and helped them feel better".

Mother-of-two tells her kids she has months left to live after cancer diagnosis eideziqkeiqhhinvJenny Appleford has been diagnosed with terminal cancer (Youtube)

After telling her children about her terminal cancer diagnosis, Jenny and Kyle took them out to Target and Bruster's. The YouTube star shared a compilation of shots from their family day out, which ended with them watching TV together.

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Speaking about her latest results, Jenny said: "I wanted to hide and not let anyone know. I was so sad, ashamed and embarrassed. I was terrified to let everyone down and have to tell everyone this bad news.

"I know the pain that this news is causing me and I know it is the cancer doing it but I feel like I'm part of it even though I'm not. I feel like I need to say I'm sorry."

Mother-of-two tells her kids she has months left to live after cancer diagnosisShe said it broke her heart to tell her children about her diagnosis (Youtube)

Before her diagnosis in 2021, Jenny had been suffering with rib pain which later progressed to shortness of breath. After going to the doctors, she was diagnosed with Stage IIIA non-smoking lung cancer, also known as adenocarcinoma lung cancer.

Then 33, Jenny began a variety of treatments including chemotherapy, radiation sessions and immunotherapy. Sadly, the cancer spread to her brain, lymph nodes and the lining of her lung.

Jenny's diagnosis then changed to stage 4 cancer. She has been documenting her cancer journey on YouTube, which she hopes can be used as a "video diary" for her family.

A GoFundMe page was set up by Jenny's sister Ashley Horton to try and raise money to support her children and husband. On the page, Ashley said Jenny's fans have been "a huge source of strength for her".

She added: "Thank you for your continuous support to Jenny and Kyle, you all have been such a driving force to help her keep fighting this cancer."

Scarlett O'Toole

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