On Friday, Katy Helend, who was diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer, ended the last session of her chemotherapy.
Katy Helend has a picture of her last chemotherapy session on Twitter | Photo credit: Twitter
Beating cancer is perhaps one of the most physically demanding and mentally stressful victories. But the joy of survival often exceeds the pain and agony of chemotherapy. At least a woman on Twitter who just beat cancer would make you believe.
While the microblogging site is often flooded with funny cat videos and bizarre video challenges, a tweet comes from time to time that restores internet users' trust in humanity. Such a photo was taken by Katy Helend, who had no idea that her posting would go viral around the world.
On Friday, Katy, who was diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer, ended the last session of her chemotherapy. She went to Twitter to remember her last chemo session and victory over cancer. The fact that Katy only had 12 followers didn't bother her. "I don't tweet often, I only have 12 followers, but today was my last chemo session and I want to tell everyone (at least 12 people!", Katy wrote.
I don't tweet often, I only have 12 followers, but today was my last chemo session and I want to tell everyone (well, at least 12 people! 😉) pic.twitter.com/jFXyZ1bIpF
– Honeybunny (@katyhelend) January 30, 2020
The tweet went viral in no time. Almost a million people liked the photo and over 90,000 shared it.
In response to the many good wishes, Katy told the BBC that it felt like the whole world was hugging her.
I cannot express how amazing the whole thing was. Feel so loved. Let's talk about cancer, let's celebrate success and let's fight together! https://t.co/bthxQpbBvA
– Honeybunny (@katyhelend) February 1, 2020
Katy, who had only twelve followers before the tweet, now has over 31,000 followers on Twitter.
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