Kassidy Pierson was 18 years old when she suddenly noticed a birthmark on her thigh. “It was bigger than an eraser, it itchy, it was dry, it was bleeding, it changed shape,” the influencer from Minnesota (USA) told her fans in a Tiktok video.
At the time, she did not know that this could be life-threatening, and she was pregnant and without health insurance. Years later, at the age of 21, she had the doctor examine the birthmark. Two weeks later, she received the devastating diagnosis: malignant melanoma.
Kassidy Pierson: “Cancer is too advanced”
The young mother fought desperately against cancer for six years. On this difficult journey, she took her more than 200,000 followers through Tiktok, providing information about the insidious disease. Until she finally had to explain that she had exhausted all treatment options and that the “cancer had progressed too far”. “Unfortunately, since melanoma has spread throughout my body, it has invaded my brain with at least seven new tumors, if not more.”
Kassidy Pierson broke off all treatments and gave her followers a message beforehand: “I hope people learn from me and can be examined by the dermatologist in good time.”
Kassidy Pierson’s sister brings the sad news
After Kassidy’s last video on August 25th, her Tiktok account remained quiet. On September 9th, Kasey Metzger, the sister of Kassidy Pierson, got in touch with Kassidy’s account to tearfully tell her fans the terrible news of her sister’s death.
“She was with her fiancé. She wasn’t alone. She wasn’t in pain,” said Kasey. And further: “I can’t tell you how many times she just collapsed crying because she couldn’t believe how many people simply loved her on this platform. Thank you for everything you did for her.”
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