“America’s Next Top Model” alum Jael Strauss is battling breast cancer.
Last week, Jael took to Facebook to reveal her diagnosis, saying, “On October 2nd I was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. It has aggressively spread throughout my body and is incurable. With treatment it may prolong my life longer than the 'few months' doctors said I could make it."
“I don't want to die," the 34-year-old emphasized. "I need another one of those miracles that I got back in 2013."
Her friends have created a GoFundMe page to help with her cancer treatments. The page states, “She has just begun chemo, but we do not know how things will play out. What we do know is that Jael is putting all of her energy and drive into fighting this insidious disease and can use as much support and love as possible."
A month before her diagnosis, Stauss celebrated five years of being sober. She wrote on Instagram, “I know a few things to be true: Miracles are real, Recovery is possible for everyone no matter how far gone you think you are, We are never too broken to be put back together, Service work feels better than the greatest high, Sobriety makes you weirder not normal😊 and I’d be dead if it weren’t for all the love and forgiveness I’ve been showered with by my friends and family.”