How well is the Valorant streamer coping after her AML diagnosis?
Kyedae's cancer update (Image courtesy

Twitch streamer Kyedae “Kyedae” Shymko has been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), the most prevalent type of leukaemia. On March 3, she informed her followers of her illness via Twitter and said she would begin treatment “very soon. ”

Since then, she has received a bunch of good wishes from followers, other broadcasters, gaming celebrities, and the entire Valorant community.

Kyedae has over 2.2 million Twitch followers, making her one of the most popular content producers. In a livestream, on March 3, Friday, she discussed her condition and was transparent about how she is handling the situation.

So, how is Kyedae coping with her illness? How did the streamer community react to this news? This article will talk about it all.

Valorant Twitch streamer Kyedae discusses how comedy is helping her cope with cancer diagnosis

Kyedae mentioned that she would begin therapy very soon, but was worried about how her body would respond to the treatments. She also expressed stress about the regularity of her streams in the future.

Due to her cheery and lovable nature, she has amassed a sizable fan base in a very short period of time. The streamer discussed how she has been using comedy to deal with the stress of having leukaemia in her first stream following the announcement of the diagnosis.

Kyedae cancer update: How well is the Valorant streamer coping after her AML diagnosis? 
Kyedae cancer update (Image courtesy Twitter and Spiel times)

Other streamers used social media to send their best wishes and encouragement. This included Jeremy “Disguised Toast” Wang, Christina “Tina” Kenyon, and many more.

Moreover, creators like Nathan “leaf” Orf and Trent “trent” Cairns also pitched in, sending assurances that her reputation will be safe even if she can’t stream and asking her to get plenty of rest. Furthermore, when responding to Kyedae on Twitter, 100 Thieves’ account wrote, “We’ll be here with you every step of the way.”  

How well is the Valorant streamer coping after her AML diagnosis?
How well is the Valorant streamer coping after her AML diagnosis? (Image courtesy

Kydae informed her viewers that she would shortly begin chemotherapy. She also said that because of the nature of the treatment, her plans for livestreaming might change. Furthermore, she creator revealed that while putting up a strong front, she has been coping with numerous difficulties. She disclosed:

“Streams will probably get… less regular, considering like, with chemo. I’m sure a lot of you, or I’m sure some of you might know what it does to your body. And, like, I already feel quite sick. I’m trying, like, my best to put on a normal face in front. But I’ve been dealing with a lot of, like, health complications recently. Actually, for a little while now.”

Kyedae’s current condition – Will she attend the Streamer Awards 2023?

Kyedae arrived from VCT LOCK//IN in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where she was encouraging her fiance Tyson “TenZ” Ngo’s and the rest of the Sentinels squad.

Kyedae, who is only 21 years old, already has 2.1 million Twitch followers. She is now among the best and youngest streamers in the world of Valorant. Further, she has substantially progressed as a player and will eventually compete in Immortal I in 2022.

As one of the first admission guests visiting the Philippines from June 2 to June 4, she was also prepared to appear at the CONQest Festival, 2023.

How well is the Valorant streamer coping after her Leukaemia?
How well is the Valorant streamer coping after her Leukaemia? (Image courtesy

Furthermore, Kyedae was also nominated for the Streamer Awards 2023’s Best Valorant Streamer of the Year honor. She is one of the four competing for the coveted title, along with Jodi “QuarterJade,” Tarik, and Shahzeb “ShahZam.”

However, given her health condition, it’s not yet known if she will be able to attend the event. Kyedae’s admirers and friends are anxiously awaiting any developments regarding her health, particularly her plans for the next award ceremony.

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