Mike Mora revealed his stomach cancer diagnosis on social media last month.
Mike Mora, photographer and husband of singer Kelis, revealed that his doctors told him there was nothing more they could do for him in his battle with cancer.
Mora, 36, revealed in an October 14 Instagram post the results of a doctor’s visit that ended with some disturbing news.
Mike Mora and Kelis (Credit: Kelis/Instagram)
“The story continues… So the morning of my last hospital stay at UCLA, the doctors came into my room and gave me the most horrifying, unexpected news,” Mora wrote. “I did not understand the language on this paper. All I knew from the look on their faces was that it wasn’t a good diagnosis.”
Mora circled: “Stomach, angular, nodularity (biopsy) – gastric adenocarcinoma with diffuse type/signet ring cell features (poor cohesive carcinoma).”
“It was the worst diagnosis,” he said. “And they were afraid of me. I asked how they wanted to help me. They said there was nothing else they could do for me. I had to find some sort of solution on my own… Scary days.”
It was on September 29 that Mora first revealed that he had been diagnosed with stomach cancer. He wrote that a year ago he experienced pain, loss of appetite and pain in his back, but he first assumed it was an ulcer. “I thought the whole time I just had an ulcer,” he wrote. “I had no idea what was coming my way… here I was, in the middle of the pandemic, in a hospital bed. All alone.”
The diagnosis came on September 28, 2020, and he was told the cancer was in stage 4, the most advanced stage. In a subsequent post, however, he remained optimistic that they had discovered it ‘just in time’ as he reflected on his life, family and cheerfulness.
“I’m posting this because life is full of the most unexpected situations. I never thought this could happen to me. At 36, with 3 kids, and a woman who loves me. I want to be able to help those who may be experiencing something like this – a life-changing illness full of questions and doubts – maybe, hopefully. By showing that it is possible to get through.”
In each of the posts about his battle with cancer, he ends with “The story will continue..Love you @kelis.” Mora and Kelis married in 2014. They have two children together, a five-year-old son Shepard and a one-year-old daughter. They are also raising Kelis’ 11 year old Knight, her son with ex-husband, Grammy-winning rapper Nas. The family moved from Los Angeles during the pandemic to operate a ranch in Temecula, California.
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