Marnie Schulenburg, a soap-opera actor who starred on As the World Turns and One Life to Live, has died after two years of dwelling with metastatic breast most cancers. She was 37.
Schulenburg was identified for her roles as Jo Sullivan on the One Life to Live reboot and Alison Steward on As the World Turns. She died on May 17, her rep confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.
Schulenburg’s husband, Zack Robidas, who’s best-known for his position as Mark Ravenhead on HBO’s Succession, additionally confirmed his spouse’s passing in a Facebook publish.
“Please don’t say Marnie lost her battle to cancer. It’s simply not true. I watched her kick cancer’s ass everyday since diagnosis,” the publish learn, per the publication.
“She is incredible. We chose to attack her diagnosis with blind optimism. We only talked about the future and continued moving forward. I don’t know if this was right but it’s all we knew how to do.”
Schulenburg posted to Instagram for the final time on Mother’s Day, celebrating two years since her Stage 4 breast most cancers analysis.
The photograph exhibits her sitting subsequent to her mother and holding her daughter, Coda, on her lap. She was recognized 5 months after Coda’s start in December 2019.
“It’s not my ideal to be a 38 year old Mom who needs an oxygen tank to survive right now. I want to be strong and beautiful for her. I want to show her how to move throughout this world with compassion, strength, vivacity, humor and joy like my Mother showed me,” she wrote.
“So here’s to remembering that nothing is permanent. To soaking up the imperfections and that the best thing you can do for your child is make them feel loved, safe and supported just like my mother did for me. Screw the oxygen mask, just remember how to breathe.”
In October 2021 she posted about how she was studying to dwell with terminal most cancers.
“This year instead I focused on coming to terms with my new normal, my specific type cancer and how my journey will differ from others,” she wrote.
“When I recall my misdiagnosis into correct diagnosis I still tense up but I’m no longer overcome with emotions by the memory of it.”
Schulenburg was open and sincere in her ongoing battle in opposition to inflammatory breast most cancers — a uncommon and aggressive subtype of breast most cancers that’s recognized in just one to 5 per cent of all breast most cancers sufferers. It is extra generally recognized in ladies underneath 40.
According to breastcancer.org, most signs of inflammatory breast most cancers develop rapidly, inside three to 6 months. It is commonly mistaken for mastitis in pregnant or breastfeeding moms.
Inflammatory breast most cancers usually doesn’t current as a lump and will not present up on a mammogram. It is nearly at all times recognized as Stage 3 or greater, because the most cancers cells have unfold to the pores and skin.
Metastatic breast most cancers is most cancers that has unfold past the native breast and lymph area, most frequently to the lungs, mind, bones or liver. It is the one stage of breast most cancers that kills.
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