The July 14 season finale of Mama June: Household Disaster was presupposed to be a cheerful episode — Mama June acquired married, and all 4 of her daughters walked her down the aisle earlier than they celebrated her union with Justin Stroud — however simply two weeks after June and Justin stated “I do”, tragedy struck. June’s eldest daughter Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell discovered she had most cancers. And whereas viewers already knew that Anna was identified with Stage 4 most cancers once they went into this week’s episode, this was the primary time we noticed how June and her different daughters reacted to the surprising information.
Two weeks after June’s wedding ceremony, Anna broke the information to June earlier than asking June to assist her ship the information to her sisters, Lauryn “Pumpkin” Efird and Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson. “There’s one thing I need to speak to you about. Attempt to get Alana with you,” Anna informed Pumpkin after she referred to as her sister and informed her that June was additionally on the group cellphone name with them.
— Mama June (@MamaJune_WEtv) July 14, 2023
“What’s it?” Pumpkin requested, and Anna replied, “It’s one thing vital I’ve to speak to you all about.”
Pumpkin began to get nervous and rightfully so. As soon as she acquired inside Alana’s room, Anna informed them, “Nicely, you all know that for some time, I’ve been having well being points, proper? Nicely, I acquired an replace on my stuff. Your pretty oldest sister has Stage 4 most cancers — adrenal carcinoma. And there’s nothing else that they’ll do aside from proper now’s chemo for in all probability the following 4 months.”
Pumpkin didn’t know what to say — her jaw was on the ground. “It’s too aggressive,” June added earlier than Anna additional defined, “It’s too aggressive proper now to even attempt a surgical procedure or do radiation.”
“Nicely, f***. I don’t know what to say,” Pumpkin informed Anna, and Anna stated she felt the identical method upon studying the information.
“What occurs if the chemo doesn’t work?” Pumpkin requested, to which June replied, “Then, they return to the drafting board and we don’t know what’s subsequent.”
— Mama June (@MamaJune_WEtv) July 14, 2023
Then, in her non-public confessional, June teared up and stated, “I imply, who needs to say, ‘I would bury my daughter’? I don’t know the place to scream. I don’t know the place to yell. I don’t know the place to be mad. There’s some days I don’t… I simply… some days you simply need to get by way of the day, [because] I can’t think about what she’s going by way of. As a result of if I’m [getting upset], she’s the one coping with it.”
Again on the cellphone name, Anna informed her sisters she’d discover out extra as time went on they usually’ll simply need to “determine it out” collectively.
After the decision ended, Pumpkin informed Alana that she couldn’t imagine what they have been listening to. Everybody had simply gotten “collectively” and made amends, and now, this information goes to “have an effect on everyone.” In her non-public confessional, Pumpkin cried and stated her sister is “solely 28” and has “two children” — she doesn’t know “learn how to go on” realizing everyone seems to be dealing with such a “unhappy” future.
“Our household has been by way of some tousled stuff, however nothing like this,” Pumpkin informed Alana, who was considering going to Denver for faculty. Earlier within the episode she acquired accepted into a extremely good nursing faculty in Colorado, however now that Anna has most cancers, she’s unsure what to do. “That is actually going to alter the whole lot,” Pumpkin stated.
TMZ first reported on Anna’s most cancers analysis in January 2023. And since then, June’s eldest daughter has been present process remedy for the illness and sharing moments from her well being journey on Instagram. However regardless that she’s since gone by way of remedy, together with a number of rounds of chemotherapy, the household just lately introduced her most cancers is terminal.
In July 2023, June informed Entertainment Tonight, “For me, it’s an emotional rollercoaster typically. Mentally it’s all the time on my thoughts. We all know it’s terminal. She’s stage 4. She’s not gonna go into remission. We’ve all accepted that, so I simply inform individuals someday at a time ’trigger you by no means know. She simply needs to see the way it’s gonna go”. The following step could be immune remedy in scientific trials, however at this stage, Anna might select an end-of-life choice and stay out her days as greatest as she will be able to. “We don’t know what to anticipate as a result of the most cancers may be very aggressive and it grew from nothing to one thing enormous on the left facet of her physique actually quick,” June stated on the time.