Elena Huelva, a social media influencer, died on Tuesday, January 3, 2022, after a long battle with cancer. The Spanish influencer died as a result of complications from Ewing Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer that was diagnosed in 2016.

Elena Huelva frequently posted about her disease and how she is battling the potentially fatal disease. 

Elena Huelva’s family announced her death on social media to her fans and followers.

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Who was Elena Huelva?

Born on May 21, 2002 to Manuel and Emu, Elena Huelva Palomo was a writer and social media influencer from Spain. She has an older sister, born in 1996 named Emi Huelva.

Huelva had Ewing sarcoma, which he was diagnosed with when she was 16 years old. She rose to prominence as a result of her social media posts about her illness. She also advocated for cancer research and coined the phrase “Mis ganas ganan” to describe her own battle with the disease.

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She published the book in 2022 “Mis ganas ganan. Nadie nos ha prometido un mañana vive el presente”, in which she discussed her cancer experience.

Ewing Sarcoma is a rare type of cancer that begins in the bones and can spread to other parts of the body, resulting in long-term treatment side effects. It is a bone or soft tissue cancer that primarily affects adolescents aged 10 to 19 years old. Furthermore, only one in every million people is affected by this rare disease, which can be fatal on multiple levels.

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Huelva created a lot of content about her rare disease and amassed a community of over 978,000 Instagram followers. On December 4, 2022, just a month before her death, she shared a life update, saying:

“My life has not been in vain. They found more disease in my windpipe, which is very dangerous, as you know because that’s where we breathe.”