Mama June’s Daughter, Anna Cardwell Could Not Grasp Death In Cancer Battle

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Mama June Shannon’s daughter, Anna Cardwell really could not grasp death when it came to her cancer battle. She knew that anything was possible but she was remaining extremely optimistic. For the mother of two daughters, Kylee and Kaitlyn, seeing them hit certain milestones was at the forefront of her mind. So, where was she truly struggling? Read on for more details.

Mama June’s Daughter, Anna Cardwell Could Not Grasp Death In Cancer Battle

Anna Cardwell was diagnosed with stage 4 adrenal carcinoma in early 2023. Her family quickly wanted to rally around her even making Honey Boo Boo question if she should go to college in Colorado. She was nervous something could happen to Anna if she were so far away. Mama June was also traveling back and forth from Alabama to Georgia to help with chemo and make life easier for Anna. Yet, Anna’s sister Pumpkin noted that there were some things she needed to think about.

Anna Cardwell, Kylee Cardwell, Kaitlyn Shannon-Facebook
Anna Cardwell, Kylee Cardwell, Kaitlyn Shannon-Facebook

One of the biggest issues was what would happen to her daughters, Kylee and Kaitlyn. Kylee’s father is Anna’s ex-husband, Michael Cardwell. However, Kaitlyn’s father has never been in the picture so that caused some issues. In the latest episode of Family Crisis, Anna was finishing this round of chemo. She was staying with her mother and stepfather, Justin Stroud. When Pumpkin came by to check in, Anna was combative and did not want to talk about the future. According to Page Six, June shared that Anna did not want to hear what the doctor had to say about her future.


Mama June shared that the doctor told Anna she would not make it five or even ten more years. To that, Anna was constantly interrupting. Pumpkin added this: “She is not living in reality at all. She does not realize she’s going to die.” Though that may sound harsh, they are all worried about what is to come. June admitted she has been investigating insurance policies for her granddaughters but can’t do anything without Anna. To that, Pumpkin said:

“The cancer part wouldn’t be so bad if she would just fix the stuff that needs to be fixed, get her affairs in order, and then we’d all be able to just hang out and worry about spending time with her.”

They Aren’t Ready

Though they are not ready for Anna Cardwell to die, no one is ready for the responsibility of the girls. Pumpkin has proposed taking them in but her husband, Josh Efird thinks it is too much. Mama June’s husband, Justin, has noted that adding Kaitlyn to the mix would change everything. They feel Anna believes her new husband, Eldridge Toney will just take over but it is not that easy. Anna made it ten months but passed in December with Kylee going to her ex-husband, Michael while Kaitlyn is with June. However, Michael is fighting for custody of both girls.

Do you think Anna is avoiding death or is she just really scared? More so, do you sympathize with the situation she has been put in? Let us know your thoughts and watch Family Crisis Fridays on WeTV.

Amanda Lauren

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