Melanie Ham, a popular YouTuber, died of cancer only days before her 16th wedding anniversary, according to her husband Robert Ham.
Melanie, 36, from Los Angeles, has over 811,000 YouTube subscribers and uploads sewing, crochet, and DIY instructions.
In 2019, she stated that physicians discovered a lump in her kidney and diagnosed her with epithelioid angiomyolipoma, a kind of cancer.
When her husband, Robert, broke the news of her death, he said:
‘It is with a heavy heart and deep sadness I share the news of the passing of my sweet, amazing, beautiful wife Melanie.He shared a photo as he held his wife while she sat in a hospital bed, looking emaciated.
‘If you’ve been following our journey I’m sure you were, like us, hopeful she could defeat this
insidious disease. ‘Over the past few months things have been progressively getting worse and we’re thankful that we made it to this point through the holidays and tried to make every moment count.
‘We are short 9 days of our 16 year anniversary.’He continued: ‘My family, our doctors, our nurses and especially Melanie fought until the end and did all we could do to avoid today, but that is not our path.Let me reassure all those rooting for us, Melanie fought like a warrior queen.’Despite the deep grief my family and I feel today we want to celebrate an amazing woman and a life well-lived.
She loved passionately, created beautifully, provided abundantly and was my best friend all the way to the end.’He added: ‘She was an extraordinary woman and God has another beautiful angel.’She can now walk, and sing, and dance in a way her body did not allow over the last few months. ‘She relied on her faith in Jesus all the way to the end and she will always be with me.’ The father-of-two then asked for prayers for his ‘beautiful, strong children.’Sarcomas are uncommon types of cancer which can grow anywhere in the body – on muscle, bone, tendons, blood vessels and fatty tissue.Bone sarcomas are rare and affect approximately 670 people per year – but there are other types of bone cancers.