Anna Chickadee’s diagnosis and the final months leading up to her demise will be shown in the new season of Mama June: Family Crisis, which premieres Feb. 9 on WE tv, where Mama June gets emotional over her daughter’s pain.
29-year-old Cardwell was diagnosed with stage 4 adrenal carcinoma in January and passed away on December 9th following months of struggle. She let the Family Crisis camera crew document her diagnosis and the months leading up to her death. Production for the new season wrapped up in November, a month before Chickadee’s death.
In the first trailer for Family Crisis’ new season, Mama June sheds tears over her daughter’s uncertain future and severe stage 4 diagnosis. She is observed saying in the video provided by Entertainment Tonight, “I can’t say if my daughter is going to be here in five years because I don’t know.”
Eldridge Toney, the late Cardwell’s husband recently spoke to People revealing, “She wanted to bring awareness to her rare type of cancer because there is still so much unknown about it and it is very rare.” People Magazine also confirmed that the Family Crisis crew attended Anna Chickadee’s funeral on December 13th, but did not film any content.
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Apart from Family Crisis, the deceased mother of two also starred alongside her family in Toddlers & Tiaras and Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. Younger sister Alana “Honey Boo Boo” paid tribute to her sister after her death on an Instagram post, captioned, “Anna was in so much pain last night but now as a family we all know she is at peace now.” She continued, “I really don’t know what to say as my heart is completely broken. Watching my 29-year-old sister this last year battle this horrible disease hasn’t been easy. Anna was a fighter & still is. Lord please wrap your arms around her 2 babies & our family as the next couple of days will make this all a reality .”
Alana continued writing in the post, “I’m so glad that you waited til I was home to take your last breath,” adding, “I would’ve loved for you to get to see me graduate college but I know you will forever cheer me on in heaven!” “We will all make sure your legacy lives on forever. And I promise to always make sure to celebrate our birthday like you never left! The sky looks a little bit different today. We will always love you Anna 💔. You hit me hard with his one Anna but I know your in a better place now and pain free forever!”