Popular TikToker Haley Odlozil, who documented her cancer journey, has sadly lost her battle with the relentless disease.
The 30-year-old and her husband, Taylor Odlozil, have shared the extremely heartbreaking effects of her stage three ovarian cancer diagnosis. With over two million TikTok followers, they have created a fanbase, taking their viewers on the journey into tough conversations and medical treatments, all while raising their young son, Weston.
“It is with unbelievable sadness that I tell all of you my sweet Haley has passed away. I cannot begin to describe the amount of heartache & grief myself & our entire family is experiencing,” Taylor said in a statement shared across his social media platforms.
It is with unbelievable sadness that I tell all of you my sweet Haley has passed away. I cannot begin to describe the amount of heart ache & grief myself & our entire family is experiencing. I never knew my heart could physically hurt. Ive never seen someone fight so hard to live. Her love for me, Weston, her family, & her friends is what has kept her going for so many years, especially the last 8 months. Im so blessed to have had Haley a part of my life for 16 years. It has been my true honor to take care of her. I am so grateful for the lessons I have learned from Haley. As the husband I have seen every moment. The happy ones & the sad ones. One thing I can tell you, she suffered greatly fighting this disease that slowly tore her body apart for the last 8 years. The thought of her being completely healed in a body with no pain & no scars in heaven makes me so incredibly happy for her but so overwhelmingly sad Im not there to see it. My fear of death is so much less knowing I will get to see her one day completely healed. I cannot wait for that day. Im so thankful I got to see Haley fulfill her life purpose of becoming a mom. She was an incredible mother. My heart breaks most for Weston. I dont think he will ever fully understand what he meant to Haley. He was everything to her. I love you Haley. More than I can put into words. You are a part of who I am and I will never stop loving you. I cant wait to see you again. Thank you to all our friends & family for so much support & prayers for so long. Because of who Haley is, her story has exploded across the world. Ive received emails & messages from people from just about every country. She has changed so many people & brought awareness to this terrible disease. Im so proud of that. She always said she didnt want her suffering to be wasted. Haley wanted people to learn from her. I would say she accomplished that! So due to the large following Haley has developed, I will not be sharing the funeral arrangements. Any friends & family that need the information please message me or any of my close friends. I have also decided I will not be posting on social media for a while. I need some time to process with my son.
The Odlozils met in high school and were quickly inseparable. Haley learned she had cancer just weeks before they walked down the aisle. Still, the Couple pushed forward with their wedding. In 2019, they welcomed their son via surrogate as Haley continued her battle. Unfortunately, by October 2022, doctors informed the family that there wasn’t much more that could be done for Haley. It was around that time that she and Taylor made the decision to begin sharing what they were going through, and a massive following on TikTok and Instagram flocked to them.
On July 8th, Taylor shared Haley’s final TikTok. In the video, she was presented with a memory book for their son by one of the hospice nurses caring for her. They held a live Q&A session with their TikTok followers on July 11th. On Friday, Taylor announced that she’d passed away.
7/8/2023 Haley is still fighting. Haley’s hospice nurse, Marcie, as well as Chris and Kelli Shook put together a book about Haley for Weston to always have. As hard as it is with what we are going through as a family, it warms my heart to see people rise to the occasion to do an act of kindness for someone else. We are so grateful to have this book. #cancer #love #cry #family #memories #grief #fyp
Tributes poured in when news of her death began to spread, with their many supporters sending condolences to Taylor and Weston.
“Thank you to all our friends & family for so much support & prayers for so long,” Taylor added.