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Teen Model Passes Out - Receives Disturbing News

Peyton Linafelter was only 15-years-old, but already she seemed to be leading a charmed life. The young beauty was 'discovered' by an agent while attending a Taylor Swift concert, and was at the start of a promising modeling career. Just as things seemed to be going well, a tragedy hit that almost claimed the teen's life.

Linafelter was on vacation with her family in Barbados when she started having an upset stomach. She was bloated and couldn't keep anything down. At first, she ignored it, thinking it was a common illness or due to her diet. But things kept getting worse.

“My stomach was a little expanded. But I just thought I was eating a lot of carbs," she explained to Fox News. "I didn’t think anything of it… but each week my stomach got bigger and bigger. By the time it was April, I looked like I was five months pregnant. My lower back hurt a lot and my abdomen was in pain.”

Linafelter's mom brought her to the doctor, and she was diagnosed with ovarian cysts. That was scary, but when she went home things got progressively worse. One day she almost fainted in the shower.

On her 16th birthday, Linafelter went back to the doctor and got a shocking diagnosis: stage 4 ovarian cancer that had spread throughout her abdomen and to her lungs.

“I was in complete shock,” she explained. “I was in disbelief. I had thought they were in the wrong room or it was a mistake. My mom seemed to know something was wrong, like a bigger scale than just ovarian cysts. I guess deep down I did too, but I wasn’t thinking cancer.”

The beauty battled the cancer, but after abdominal surgery and hair loss from chemotherapy, she wondered what would become of the modeling career so much.

Next Management, Linafelter's agency, was completely supportive. They were inspired by her strength and resilience.

“It made me feel very happy,” she said. “I loved the fact that I was asked to join them. It was very pleasing to know that because, another thing that went through my mind was that 'I’m not going to be able to model. I’m going to have a big scar. I’m not going to have much hair.' But everything has worked out fine. [The agent] contacted my mother in June/July after chemo treatments.”

Linafelter is now cancer-free and her career is back on track. Her message to others is not to ignore unusual symptoms. “Even if you think it’s something very simple, there could be long term effects. Look after your health and don’t just push it aside.”

Source: Fox News
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