'Indomitable spirit': Internet in awe of girl suffering from cancer who uses her shaved head as a canvas

Her most recent TikTok video, in which she placed sparkling sequins on her head, has garnered 28 million views

'Indomitable spirit': Internet in awe of girl suffering from cancer who uses her shaved head as a canvas
The girl often posts videos on TikTok showing her using different materials, including noodles and sequins, in place of hair on her head (shellrowex/Instagram)
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A girl diagnosed with cancer is not letting the disease bog her down. Instead, she has turned her shaved head into a blank canvas. The girl, whose TikTok handle is shellrowe, often posts pictures of her art adorning her head. Reddit users have enthusiastically encouraging her by upvoting a recent post of hers, in which she had covered her head with sequins, 40,000 times. The video's caption reads "My parents devastated that their little girl has cancer." The girl is seen in the next frames sporting unusual hairstyles made of noodles, cereal and other materials. The caption adds, "Me who can't stop stop sticking s**t on my head." 

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More than 28 million people have viewed the same video on TikTok, praising the girl for her spirit. While she undergoes chemotherapy, she is making the best of her life with the help of her loved ones.

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Millions of people worldwide lose their lives to cancer each year. Nausea, hair loss, exhaustion, anaemia and other serious side effects are associated with chemotherapy, the most often used treatment for cancer. However, this girl is showing how to take a bad situation and still try to make the best of it.  


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"They're locking the kitchen cupboards as we speak," the caption of the girl's video read. More than 15,000 people have commented on the video and the majority of them praised her. One user said, "It's the attitude towards it all that's going to get you through it so much love and support for you from my side." Another user said, "I know you joke an awful lot but your parents must be so proud of your strength and character — you're an inspiration! just thought I'd acknowledge it."

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On TikTok, Shell has more than 600,000 followers and her videos have garnered more than 40 million likes. She uses the platform to document events from her day-to-day life, including, her battle with cancer and doctor's appointments. Buoyed by the love she has received over the internet, the girl has embraced her body without apology.Her older brother reportedly gave her stem cells to help her fight cancer, according to her Instagram.

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On hitting 500,000 followers on TikTok, she had put up an instagram post. The caption read, "I started my page with no intention of ending up where I am but I am so happy that I have been able to share my experience with so many wonderful people. I am so proud to be a voice for my community and hopefully show people that even if everything in your life is going tits up the power is totally in your hands in how you choose to deal with it. Life is all about perspective, and I love sharing mine with you guys every day. Keep searching for those silver linings! Keep seizing every opportunity you get! And most importantly, keep laughing because it will see you through some terrible times, believe me! Thank you from the bottom of my heart, I love you all"

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