The advancement of science is incessant and we have examples of it every day.

In the next few years we will reach Mars and who knows what our life will be like in one or two decades. However, there is a battle that we cannot seem to win: the hard fight against cancer.

A post shared by Nara Almeida (@almeidanara) on Aug 2, 2017 at 6:39pm PDT

Example

The Brazilian model Nara Almeida became an example for many people, thanks to the strength she showed on social networks when she talked about the cancer that finally won her battle.

The young woman was diagnosed with stomach cancer in August 2017. Instead of closing her Instagram account, she decided to make it public to become an example of the fight against this disease.

Because life is fleeting, so fast, so fleeting. We suffer too much for nonsense, for nonsense. One day everything falls apart whether you want to or not. Important is to live in peace because when we look back there is a whole life gone. ✨❤️ (for those who still don’t understand see the previous photo)

A post shared by Nara Almeida (@almeidanara) on Aug 10, 2017 at 12:36pm PDT

Over the next 10 months, he shared his efforts to overcome his illness with his more than 4 million followers on Instagram. She fought until the end, but she was defeated and died in the early hours of Monday, May 21, at the Nove de Julio Hospital, in Sao Paulo. She was 24 years old. The model was known for always smiling at life. She told her followers that thanks to her shows of love and to her family and friends, she felt strong enough to continue fighting the terrible disease.

Pain

Nara felt the first symptom of stomach cancer at the beginning of 2017. “I had been feeling a lot of pain in my stomach, I lived a week feeling good and another feeling bad. Sometimes I had to stay in bed all day, I vomited everything, but I took medicine and I felt fine again and went back to my normal life…”, he wrote in a post.

Good news! EVERYTHING WORKED!! ??I left the simple surgery now and the results were positive (tomorrow I’ll be home). On Monday they will define all my treatment! I am very happy to know that I have a chance of CURE, the disease has not spread to other organs. I can’t wait to start this treatment. I no longer feel so much pain and the nausea has passed! ? thank you my loves for the affection once again, I’m very happy?

A post shared by Nara Almeida (@almeidanara) on Aug 23, 2017 at 10:50am PDT

He had been diagnosed with gastric ulcer, but the medications for that condition had no effect.

In the middle of last year, she felt such pain that she passed out while taking a shower. In addition, she had not eaten anything for 2 days, due to discomfort and recurrent vomiting.

“I remember when I came out of the bathroom and looked at myself in the mirror, I will never forget the scare I got when I saw my condition, because I was very, very thin”, Nara expressed later, remembering that moment.

At first it took me a while to understand, I spent hours thinking about what it would be like from now on, I felt millions of strange feelings, but at no time did I feel bad or angry with life. It’s not easy, it’s not being easy, but it’s never been easy for me… Since I was little I’ve been facing many battles. I was not raised by my parents but by my grandparents, my mother had to leave me with them and I grew up with them until I was 9 years old, then I went to live with my aunts and at 16 I already lived alone and worked, I had to drop out of school to be able to support myself and since then I’ve been supporting myself. I lived in Maranhao until 2015 and then I went to Goiania, where I stayed for a year. Soon after I thought the city was too small, I dreamed bigger so I moved to Sao Paulo for good and when everything started to go well, I started to get sick, but I’m sure that life is made of moments and if it weren’t for all the difficulties I’ve faced and face I wouldn’t be the person I am today and I sincerely love being me, I love my story, my struggles, and I feel privileged to have gift of living intensely. I will be sharing with you everything that inspires you, everything that makes you get out of automatic. Enjoy each day, your friends, your family, the food, the warm bed… life goes by too fast! Happy Father’s Day, and the mothers who play the role of father and mother and to all friends who are fathers! Thanks for the love migles! Happy Sunday ✨?? #todosplanara and I feel privileged to have the gift of living intensely. I will be sharing with you everything that inspires you, everything that makes you get out of automatic. Enjoy each day, your friends, your family, the food, the warm bed… life goes by too fast! Happy Father’s Day, and the mothers who play the role of father and mother and to all friends who are fathers! Thanks for the love migles! Happy Sunday ✨?? #todosplanara and I feel privileged to have the gift of living intensely. I will be sharing with you everything that inspires you, everything that makes you get out of automatic. Enjoy each day, your friends, your family, the food, the warm bed… life goes by too fast! Happy Father’s Day, and the mothers who play the role of father and mother and to all friends who are fathers! Thanks for the love migles! Happy Sunday ✨?? #todosplanara

A post shared by Nara Almeida (@almeidanara) on Aug 13, 2017 at 11:13am PDT

In fact, before the disease, the model weighed 55 kilos, but it reached 43 kilos. So that she could eat, the doctors placed a tube that went from her nose to her stomach. The influencer and model was hospitalized and after various tests, they gave her the terrible news. “The saddest day of my entire life, the day they told me I had stomach cancer,” said the young woman on social media.

From there, the young woman shared her reflections and her way of coping with the disease, going from showing fashions and places, to images where she portrayed her day-to-day life and her fight against the disease.

CHEMOTHERAPY I still can’t find words to explain to you how complicated and painful the first chemo is! Have I been sick since Monday? day and night. The good thing is knowing that all this is working for me to heal as soon as possible. What goes really fast? #cancer #faith #gratitude #life

A post shared by Nara Almeida (@almeidanara) on Oct 18, 2017 at 5:30pm PDT

Her attitude to life went viral and allowed her to accumulate many followers, who encouraged her or were grateful for her testimony.

Nara went through chemotherapy sessions, which caused various side effects and made her lose even more weight, reaching 41 kilos.

But the treatment did not work: the tumor progressed and obstructed the passage to the intestine, further damaging the diet.

Yesterday I had another complication and had to be hospitalized! You have to be patient, see!! When one pain improves, another begins, when one complication ends, another begins, this has been my routine! And I can’t help but wonder when will this end? When will this stop? There is no worse place than a hospital, seeing all these people suffering makes your problem even smaller. I know I will never be the same person again after this treatment, I don’t even want to. Today I would trade everything for a simple dinner and a few hours without pain and nausea. As much as your day didn’t go as you wished, thank you for being able to get home in peace, having food, for being able to eat, drink.. besides me there are thousands of people lying here in agony and the hours don’t seem to pass, We have to be patient because everyone tells us it’s just another phase and I want to believe that’s it! Enjoy the week with gratitude.✨✌??

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The young woman was not daunted: despite everything, she believed in the possibility of a cure and underwent new sessions of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and immunotherapy, but all was in vain.

fight without quarter

Nara, together with her boyfriend, Pedro Rocha, decided, after the first blow that the diagnosis meant, to change her point of view and share photographs of her daily life. Thus, she showed the photographs of her scars, in a brave attempt to normalize a disease suffered by millions of people in the world.

Today begins a new phase in my fight against cancer. I’m finally going to take the first dose of immunotherapy!! After many tests and a lot of preparation my doctors found a drug that will do me really good and I have a chance to save my life. As many already know, the medicine is very expensive and after a lot of insistence, unfortunately, we didn’t get a response from the government and I can’t wait, so I went to fight. We are doing our best to get enough money together to pay for the exams and the medicine dose. But God, as always, puts angels in my life and this time he put @pato? when I got confirmation that they were actually going to help save my life, SO GRATITUDE!! Now let’s hope that this medicine has a wonderful effect and I get rid of this disease and end this suffering. I’ve been in the ICU for a month now and I’ll stay as long as I need if it’s for my own good. We will continue to sell t-shirts and accept donations from those who want to help because unfortunately we have costs with exams and thousands of other things that the plan doesn’t cover! But we are not doing any vakinha or disclosing bank accounts. (be careful with vakinha and fake accounts) anyway I am very confident, full of hope and gratitude to God and everyone who supports me and believes in my recovery. As difficult as the problem seems, with God there will always be a solution, I surrendered my life and my plans in God’s hands and I know that he has the best for me, I just ask for wisdom and patience to endure the difficult days, But I believe that in the end everything will work out and I will come out of this very strengthened and ready to help other people. THANK YOU God, universe, family, medical team, @pato and you guys for all the support! Together we are stronger. ??#cancer #positivevibes #oracao #forcaNara

A post shared by Nara Almeida (@almeidanara) on Apr 24, 2018 at 11:56am PDT

His last image on his official Instagram account was on April 24. In it, she explained that she was in a new phase of the disease and that a donor had appeared who would finance the first six months of her expensive immunotherapy treatment. She added that the cancer had spread to the liver and pancreas and that she was trying to cure herself through experimental treatment. In recent weeks, her boyfriend asked fans for prayers through her Instagram profile.

Since then, her followers have not heard from her again.

On May 4, the young woman made her last publication with the motto “Do not forget to smile”, a sentence that was also a farewell and that implied that her fight was ending:

“May I be strong enough to walk away from everything that suppresses my courage, reduces my faith and hinders my laughter.

May the light that inhabits my soul prevail over any sad day, lack of other people’s love and losses along the way.

May I never lose that will to move forward, to learn from mistakes and to evolve my spirit. Amen” – Diego Vinicius

The end

Rocha was the one who gave the sad news to the model’s 4 million followers, uploading an image of the two of them together, with a text saying goodbye to her: “Unfortunately, Nara passed away last night, after so much fighting, my wish it was to have her forever, but she deserved to rest. Her death leaves a huge void in my heart. She will always be my inspiration, making me see the world in a better way. I am sure that she will continue to transmit her strength to many people, because that was her goal. Rest in peace my love”

May no fear be greater than my FAITH in LIFE and GOD. ?❤️?

A post shared by Nara Almeida (@almeidanara) on May 4, 2018 at 2:30pm PDT

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