Samantha Ann Clark: 17-yr-old with brain cancer shares final moments of her life in heartbreaking videos

Samantha Ann Clark: 17-yr-old with brain cancer shares final moments of her life in heartbreaking videos
Samantha Ann Clark is a 17-year-old cancer patient (@sammyann12 /Instagram)

CARSON CITY, NEVADA: A 17-year-old girl, Samantha Ann Clark, is battling with terminal brain cancer and is documenting the last few months of her life on TikTok. Samantha, who belongs to Nevada, was diagnosed with a rare brain cancer called ependymoma. The 17-year-old became a cancer patient when she was just 2-years-old.

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Meanwhile, in a series of TikTok videos, she is now explaining her journey dealing with cancer, the treatments, her bucket list, her dreams, and how her legacy should be carried forward. She has more than 106000 followers on her TikTok account and has gained more than one million likes across her videos, reports DailyMail.

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Further, she has since undergone multiple surgeries to remove various body parts and also received 200 rounds of radiation. Unfortunately, doctors have stated she may not live long. At this juncture, she has enlisted some of her major health concerns, including trouble breathing, nausea, confusion, irritability, and severe pain. In one of her videos, she said, "I forget things, I can't remember a lot of things. I get confused really easily," she told her followers in one video, which was viewed more than 474,000 times.

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Samantha documenting her life ( Sammy_ann/TikTok)
Samantha documenting her life ( Sammy_ann/TikTok)

She also added, "Everywhere where I have a tumor, it aches. My legs, my hands ache, my nerves hurt." The 7-year-old also detailed how she found a tumor when she was 2 years old, on the left side of her brain which eventually led to her suffering from seizures, and subsequently, one side of her body stopped working. Though the tumor was removed through surgery, the cruel disease came back after two years. As a child, she was treated for cancer and also received chemotherapy for more than three years which even led to removing her entire lymphatic channel after discovering the disease had spread to her neck.

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Samantha as a kid (Sammy ann/ TikTok)
Samantha as a kid (Sammy ann/ TikTok)

However, In another TikTok video, she recalled, "It was two, nine-hour surgeries. They peeled back my face, cut open the left side of my neck and took the rest of my lymph nodes out. It has been a lot." Now, cancer has spread all across her body, and she also declared she doesn't have much time to live. As the tumor spread across her body including her skull, jaw, neck, armpits, and back. This is now causing damage to her lungs as well. One of the main struggles she is encountering while battling with the disease is her struggle to breathe. Samantha also mentioned that now her insurance won't cover her finances as she is labeled as "terminal."

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The 17-year-old speaking about her brain tumor (Sammy Ann/ TikTok)
The 17-year-old speaking about her brain tumor (Sammy Ann/ TikTok)

She also stated, "I'm on hospice which means they only cover comfort care. A scan to figure out what's going on would not be covered by insurance, sometimes it's hard to stay positive." Samantha also revealed in her video, one of the elements on her bucket list was to do "anything that brings her joy before she passes." Samantha also got married to her love of life, Brayden Gottfried on August 6, 2022. 

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As the duo celebrated their love anniversary on January 3, she wrote on her Instagram handle, "theses past two years have been hard one thing that I can always count on is you you have been here through ups and down staying with me in the hospital carrying me when I'm to tired to hold myself holding my hair back while in sick and truly loving me unconditionally you are my bestfriend my love even when you can't physically be here you make sure I know you are through calling or texting you've shown me what it feels like to fully be loved I couldn't imagine life without you I love you I know our anniversary was on the first but well you spent that hole day taking care of me while my throat tried to close I love you sweetheart forever and always ❤"

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In another TikTok video, Samantha explained about one of her days, "I woke up in the morning on oxygen, did a breathing treatment, took my morning medication, and ate some lunch, which was great.I took a nap after that for about three, almost four, hours. Then I watched some Hulu, took more meds, checked my oxygen, and it was crap." Further, she said, "Then I took more medication, ate some Applejacks, had some puppy love because that helps everything, took more medication, ate dinner, took my heart rate, which was also crap, threw up said dinner, did a breathing treatment, and watched some Disney+."

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She never forgets to thank her viewers and recently claimed in her video, "This is how I have dreamt of leaving my mark on the world, by sharing my story with all of you guys, I want to thank each and every one of you who have been helping me get it out there and who are following along. This is how I want my legacy to be. I've always dreamt of people listening to my one-of-a-kind story."

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