The Amazing Race revealed the reason Big Brother‘s Britney Haynes decided to play the game and travel the world. While the traveling to different countries was definitely part of it, she also admitted to doing it for her daughters. Britney’s oldest daughter was diagnosed with cancer when she was two-months old. Yet, the mother wanted to show her children that they could do anything they set their minds too.
Amazing Race Update: Britney Haynes’ Daughter’s Cancer Journey
Britney Haynes’ daughter Tilly was diagnosed with neuroblastoma not long after she was born. She was only two months old when the former Big Brother and Amazing Race star received the news. Neuroblastoma is a form of cancer that is most commonly found in children. And it is typically found in the adrenal glands.
Tilly is Britney Haynes and her husband Ryan Godwin’s first child and on top of everything else that came with new parenting, the family had cancer on their plates. Which came with too many doctors appointments to count along with the chemotherapy treatment.
Britney Shares Tilly is Cancer Free
It was a tough road, The Amazing Race player admitted several times since Tilly’s diagnosis. Eventually Tilly no longer had any cancerous cells in her body and is considered cancer free. The seemingly endless treatments worked. Now, Britney is a huge advocate for childhood cancer. She participates in marathons and other related fundraisers to help find the cure. Britney Haynes is setting an amazing example for her three children.
According to Britney Haynes’s Instagram, Tilly seems about as happy and healthy as any other child. She came a long way from the baby suffering from neuroblastoma back in 2013.
Amazing Race: Big Brother’s Britney Haynes Credits Racing to Her Kids
One of the biggest reasons behind Britney Haynes’ Amazing Race journey was her daughters. Now, not only would she get to travel the globe on camera, but she would also get to represent women while doing it. Teaching her children to be strong independent women is important to Britney. And she said she thinks that they will be super excited to watch her on television.
On the last Amazing Race, Big Brother player Britney and her teammate Janelle Pierzina lost a head to head competition to Rachel Reilly and her sister, Elissa Reilly. This left Britney and Janelle in last place and eliminated from the game. Big Brother fans may remember that in BB season 12, Britney was in a bitter rivalry with Rachel Reilly and Rachel’s future husband, Brendon Villegas. Now on the Amazing Race, Britney and Rachel are extremely close and consider each other “sisters”.
So, the Big Brother duo, Janelle and Britney, are done. But, but there is still more race left to run. Tune in next Wednesday to see who steps up and who falls behind.
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