What happened to Kyedae? Twitch streamer reveals heart-breaking diagnosis

Kyedae announces heart-breaking health news (Image via Sportskeeda)
Kyedae announces heart-breaking news on her Twitter handle (Image via Sportskeeda)

On March 3, 2023, the online community was deeply saddened by the news that Valorant Twitch streamer Kyedae "Kyedae" Shymko had been diagnosed with cancer. In a heartbreaking Twitter update, she shared that she had received a diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia and that she would begin treatment soon.

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a type of cancer that starts in the blood and bone marrow. It happens when abnormal white blood cells grow quickly and don't function like they should, resulting in multiple problems across the body.

Her tweet reads:

"I’ve recently been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (cancer). I’ll be starting up treatment very soon. With that being said I’m not too sure how my body will react to the treatment so I do apologize in advance if my stream schedule isn’t consistent."

Kyedae announces treatment for cancer, streaming community shares an outpouring of support

Kyedae, who is also a member of the popular esports organization 100 Thieves, took to Twitter to share the news that she had been diagnosed with cancer. In her post, she revealed that she had recently received a diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia and would be starting treatment soon.

The sudden announcement sent shockwaves through the Twitch community, with an outpouring of empathy and support flooding in from fans, fellow content creators, and gaming industry figures. Here are some of the most relevant reactions:

What kind of cancer is Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)?

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a type of blood cancer that affects the bone marrow and blood cells. Specifically, it arises from abnormal myeloid cells, which are white blood cells that help the body fight infection.

With AML, abnormal myeloid cells grow rapidly and don't mature properly, leading to a build-up of immature cells in the bone marrow and eventually in the blood. This can cause a wide range of symptoms, such as fatigue, weakness, fever, infections, and bleeding.

Treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) typically depends on several factors, such as the patient's age, overall health, and the specific characteristics of the leukemia cells.

Will she be present at the Streamer Awards 2023?

Kyedae was recently nominated for the Best Valorant Streamer of the Year award at the upcoming Streamer Awards 2023. Alongside Jodi "QuarterJade," Tarik, and Shahzeb "ShahZam," she's one of the four streamers vying for the coveted title.

However, it's currently unclear whether the streamer will be able to attend the event, given her health condition. Fans and supporters of Kyedae are eagerly waiting for any updates on her condition, including her plans for the upcoming awards show.

Blaire "QTCinderella", the creator of the Streamer Awards, expressed her sympathy and support as well:

The streamer's announcement of a cancer diagnosis has sparked an outpouring of support and well-wishes from the Twitch community. In addition to further updates on her condition, fans are also eagerly awaiting news from professional Valorant player Tyson "TenZ," who is Kyedae's partner and fiancée. As the Twitch streamer continues her battle with cancer, the Twitch community stands behind her, sending their love and support every step of the way.

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