YouTuber Melanie Ham died at 36 of cancer
Last Modified: Jan 26, 2022
YouTuber Melanie Ham, who regularly posted about knitting, sewing, and crocheting, has passed away on January 12, 2022, after losing a battle with cancer.
Her husband Robert shared on the YouTuber’s social media platforms.
“It is with a heavy heart and deep sadness I share the news of the passing of my sweet, amazing, beautiful wife Melanie. If you’ve been following our journey I’m sure you were, like us, hopeful she could defeat this insidious disease. Over the past few months things have been progressively getting worse and we’re thankful that we made it to this point through the holidays and tried to make every moment count.”
He continued about his beloved wife, “We are short 9 days of our 16 year anniversary. My family, our doctors, our nurses, and especially Melanie fought until the end and did all we could do to avoid today, but that is not our path. Let me reassure all those rooting for us, Melanie fought like a warrior queen.”
Robert also wrote that despite his grief he wanted to “celebrate an amazing woman and a life well-lived.”
“She was an extraordinary woman and God has another beautiful angel. She can now walk and sing, and dance in a way her body did not allow over the last few months,” he continued of his wife, “She relied on her faith in Jesus all the way to the end and she will always be with me.”
Melanie Ham’s husband then went on to thank “her parents Don and Lisa and their wonderful spouses Larry and Belinda, for my parents and my sister’s family and all close friends” for their gifts, messages, and prayers.
Ham, who had over 810,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel since its inception in 2011, also openly discussed her cancer diagnosis, revealing she had a tumor. Rare cancer - a type of sarcoma called epithelioid angiomyolipoma - appears in muscles, fat, and inside bones.
In October, she had posted on her YouTube channel that despite having surgery to remove the tumor, her health began steadily declining.
She had written, “Only 5 weeks after surgery I had new symptoms and after a scan, we discovered that cancer spread and had become very aggressive.”
Melanie Ham wrote that she began chemotherapy and needed to quit posting on YouTube for a while and she is “just gonna keep fighting.”
She is survived by her husband Robert and their two children- a son and a younger daughter.