Singer August Alsina Becomes A Dad of Three After Losing Sister To Cancer

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Nowadays, it’s hard to find someone who hasn’t been affected by cancer in some way. Sometimes it strikes a family member or a friend, but many of us know someone who has been hit by cancer. Singer August Alsina is no different. This past Christmas, his family took a huge blow when he lost his sister, a single mom of three to cancer.

Alsina was physically hurting from the loss. But it had to be short-lived because he had to live up to his promise to his sister to takeover as “dad” to these young women now that their mother was gone.

Alsina took to social media to share his heartbreak, while declaring his promise to move forward:

“Chandra… @_chachacha My Sister, My friend, life giver to my nieces, my hair magician, my biggest supporter, my number one fan. We lost such a beautiful soul on Christmas Night To the battle with cancer. I am Utterly devastated & Deeply shattered! Not only for myself but for my 3 little nieces, who are now robbed of BOTH parents. First, they killed Mel, Now Cancer has stolen you. What is life? Why is life? Why is THIS life? I’m calling on God for the answers. I don’t question God but THIS I’m not in agreement with.”

“After Mel left I was always pushing you and hard on you about figuring out life’s direction & purpose for yourself, encouraging your entrepreneurship with mostly my fear speaking. Afraid and wanting my nieces to see an example of hustle, drive, determination, and confidence through you so that they’d follow suit as young women….and ALL along you were PERFECT! Living in your perfect purpose. The perfect mother, the perfect friend, the perfect sister, the perfect listener, the perfect caregiver, the perfect example of a young black woman traumatized by the ruins of our cultural upbringing trying their damnedest to push to evolve and overcome fear while trying to raise 3 precious little innocent lives &’figure out a life your own at the same time.”

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“Before you left You asked me to guard & raise these girls, & I promise you I don’t even know where to begin. I am at a lost & am desperately craving and crazing to be found, so please send some signs, help us out. I have trouble accepting the fact that you’re gone, so it’ll be like we’re just going for a while without seeing each other. Someday hopefully I’ll find you where you are, where Peace is. Please say hello to Melvin and hug him for me, and just ask God to…