Shaylee’s Light, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit to honor Shaylee Bedward-Downs and her legacy. It was started by her family, after her 4-year journey with ovarian cancer came to an end.
During her journey, Shaylee’s presence was a “light” in an otherwise very dark situation. She made a point to teach women to be their own advocate and to become aware of ovarian cancer, no matter their age. She inspired, encouraged, and gave hope to women going through ovarian cancer, as well as anyone and everyone she came in contact with by encouraging them to “find happiness in every day.” She motivated everyone to live life to the fullest, and she never let cancer steel her joy!
"I want to keep shining my light so others know it IS possible to live a life you love no matter what obstacles you're facing....I choose to find happiness in every day because that's what brings me peace. I choose to share my story & bring awareness to this silent but deadly disease so that other women may take control of their own health before it's too late. I choose to show the world that you CAN survive & thrive with stage III ovarian cancer." -Shaylee Bedward-Downs
"If you never have to give it all you’ve got, you won’t even know HOW to give it all you’ve got. That’s why our trials are JUST as important as our triumphs."