Australian YouTube star ‘Hoju Sara’ Holmes dies aged 31 from leukaemia


Sara Holmes, a preferred Australian YouTuber identified for vlogging about her life in South Korea, has died on the age of 31 following a six-month battle with leukaemia.

Holmes, higher referred to as ‘HojuSara’, boasted 340,000 subscribers and was identified for her movies about Korean meals, tradition, journey and wonder.

She was identified with acute myeloid leukaemia in Could, instantly after arriving again dwelling to Brisbane along with her Korean fiancé, Hyun.

Sara Holmes (pictured), a popular Australian YouTuber known for vlogging about her life in South Korea, has died at the age of 31 following a six-month battle with leukaemia

Sara Holmes (pictured), a popular Australian YouTuber known for vlogging about her life in South Korea, has died at the age of 31 following a six-month battle with leukaemia

Sara Holmes (pictured), a preferred Australian YouTuber identified for vlogging about her life in South Korea, has died on the age of 31 following a six-month battle with leukaemia 

The couple hadn’t been capable of go to Australia for 2 years resulting from Covid-19 journey restrictions.

Hyun introduced Holmes’ demise on September 5 with a message on her social media accounts, which learn: ‘Since goodbyes are unhappy, let’s say Bbyong as a substitute. Bbyong!’

‘Bbyong’ is a Korean slang time period which implies to look or disappear, and it’s usually used as a cute method of claiming goodbye.

A tearful Hyun additionally addressed Holmes’ followers in a 40-minute YouTube video on her channel, which included a voice message she’d recorded from the hospital shortly earlier than her demise.

She was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia in May, immediately after arriving back home to Brisbane with her Korean fiancé, Hyun (pictured together)

She was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia in May, immediately after arriving back home to Brisbane with her Korean fiancé, Hyun (pictured together)

She was identified with acute myeloid leukaemia in Could, instantly after arriving again dwelling to Brisbane along with her Korean fiancé, Hyun (pictured collectively)

Holmes, better known as 'HojuSara', boasted 340,000 subscribers and was known for her videos about Korean food, culture, travel and beauty

Holmes, better known as 'HojuSara', boasted 340,000 subscribers and was known for her videos about Korean food, culture, travel and beauty

Holmes, higher referred to as ‘HojuSara’, boasted 340,000 subscribers and was identified for her movies about Korean meals, tradition, journey and wonder 

‘Should you’re listening to this, I like you all. Should you’re listening to this, I’m watching you all from the sky,’ she mentioned within the message.

‘I needed to make it to the top. I might be taking good care of all of you. Each time you see one thing stunning, that might be me. This isn’t the top.

‘I’m nonetheless preventing. I’m preventing. I needed to spend extra treasured occasions with all of you. I needed to ship you all a message, however this got here sooner than I anticipated.

‘I’ve made so many good buddies. I suppose I’ve used up all of my luck. I’ve no regrets. I needed to spend extra time with you, however I might be watching over you.’ 

Hyun defined Holmes had been given lower than every week to stay by docs in August, however managed to hold on for 10 days earlier than passing away on September 1.

‘She actually was a form particular person,’ he mentioned via tears.

‘In my complete life, it was the primary time I had ever met such a form particular person.’

A tearful Hyun also addressed Holmes' fans in a 40-minute YouTube video on her channel, which included a voice message she'd recorded from the hospital shortly before her death

A tearful Hyun also addressed Holmes' fans in a 40-minute YouTube video on her channel, which included a voice message she'd recorded from the hospital shortly before her death

A tearful Hyun additionally addressed Holmes’ followers in a 40-minute YouTube video on her channel, which included a voice message she’d recorded from the hospital shortly earlier than her demise 

Holmes was identified lower than six months in the past after returning dwelling to Australia with Hyun for a household vacation.

Whereas staying at a buddy’s home in Sydney, she seen unusual again pains she had by no means felt earlier than. 

The ache continued to unfold, and as soon as she arrived in Brisbane to see her dad and mom she was rushed to the emergency room to bear exams.

After a number of days in hospital and being examined for blood clots, she was advised that her coronary heart was wholesome and that she was most likely simply experiencing ‘muscle ache’, earlier than being suggested to go dwelling and ‘simply relaxation for a number of days’.

'If you're listening to this, I love you all. If you're listening to this, I'm watching you all from the sky,' Sara said in her final message to fans

'If you're listening to this, I love you all. If you're listening to this, I'm watching you all from the sky,' Sara said in her final message to fans

‘Should you’re listening to this, I like you all. Should you’re listening to this, I’m watching you all from the sky,’ Sara mentioned in her remaining message to followers

As she was exiting the hospital, she fainted out the entrance and was taken to a distinct hospital by way of ambulance for additional testing, earlier than ultimately being identified with acute myeloid leukaemia.

‘Once I was at that hospital, different folks couldn’t go into the emergency room due to coronavirus, I simply needed to go in on my own,’ she revealed in Could.

Sara mentioned she was shocked after being identified, as she lead a wholesome way of life and had simply been mountain climbing and driving her bike with Hyun a number of days earlier. 

Sara was diagnosed less than six months ago after returning home to Australia with Hyun for a family holiday

Sara was diagnosed less than six months ago after returning home to Australia with Hyun for a family holiday

Sara was identified lower than six months in the past after returning dwelling to Australia with Hyun for a household vacation

‘No matter you do, even in the event you stay healthily, you may simply get it for no motive,’ she advised her followers.

‘Truly, solely 1000 individuals are identified with it a 12 months in Australia. So it seems I’m a kind of folks this 12 months.

‘I can solely chortle. Truthfully, I’ve already cried loads so in the event you don’t chortle, you simply cry extra. Proper?’

Sara began chemotherapy instantly and spent day by day with Hyun and her dad and mom after being identified, up till her demise on September 1. 

Sara said she was stunned after being diagnosed, as she lead a healthy lifestyle and had just been hiking and riding her bike with Hyun a few days earlier

Sara said she was stunned after being diagnosed, as she lead a healthy lifestyle and had just been hiking and riding her bike with Hyun a few days earlier

Sara mentioned she was shocked after being identified, as she lead a wholesome way of life and had simply been mountain climbing and driving her bike with Hyun a number of days earlier

She began her YouTube channel from her dwelling in Brisbane again in 2014.

After it grew in recognition, she began taking journeys to South Korea earlier than assembly Hyun and transferring there completely.

Condolence messages and tributes from her buddies, followers and different influencers have poured in since her demise was introduced on Monday, together with from Safiya Nygaard, Liah Yoo, Amanda Rach Lee, Kim Dao, Michelle Park and lots of extra.

Sara’s fiancé Hyun mentioned that he hopes to study English so he can stay in Australia and spend extra time with Sara’s dad and mom.

WHAT IS ACUTE PROMYELOCYTIC LEUKAEMIA? 

Leukaemia is most cancers of the white blood cells. Acute leukaemia means the situation progresses quickly and aggressively, requiring rapid remedy.

Acute promyelocytic leukaemia (APML) is a uncommon type of the Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML), the type of the illness which impacts the myeloid cells.

APML accounts for round 10 -15 per cent of all circumstances of AML.

The myleloid cells carry out numerous completely different capabilities, akin to preventing bacterial infections, defending the physique towards parasites and stopping the unfold of tissue injury.

In APML a change in a particular chromosome results in a modifications in white blood cells known as Promyelocyte cells, which implies they don’t progress to maturity.

This results in a bleeding dysfunction resulting from irregular clotting.

The signs embrace pale pores and skin, tiredness, breathlessness, frequent infections, and weird and frequent bleeding, akin to bleeding gums or nosebleeds.

The principle remedy for AML is chemotherapy, which is used to kill as many leukaemia cells in your physique as doable and scale back the chance of the situation coming again (relapsing).

In some circumstances, intensive chemotherapy and radiotherapy could also be wanted, together with a bone marrow or stem cell transplant, to attain a remedy.

Research have proven that folks with acute promyeloid leukaemia (APML), round 85 per cent will stay for no less than 5 years with remedy.

Supply: NHS Decisions

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