Country Star With Terminal Cancer Issues Heartbreaking Statement

Country Star With Terminal Cancer Issues Heartbreaking Statement

A truly sad tale has a speckling of beauty as a woman who is dying of cancer found solace and God’s beauty when snow began to fall. The mother who is in her final days, despite her pain, was thrilled to see snow one last time before she left this earth. The Daily Mail shares the touching story:


The husband of terminally ill Joey Feek has revealed how she thanked Jesus for the sight of snow on – and cried at the thought of leaving their special needs daughter.

The 40-year-old is dying despite undergoing radical surgery, radiation and chemotherapy after being diagnosed with stage IV cervical cancer in June 2014, three months after the birth of Indiana, who has Down syndrome.

The country singer’s husband, Rory, said Joey, who is in hospice care at her family farm in Alexandria, Indiana, ‘started sobbing’ after seeing a touching message from their neighbor.

The neighbor had said that their own special needs daughter ‘can’t wait ‘ until one-year-old Indiana joins her at horse-riding camp.

According to the Tennessean, Rory recalled how his wife’s hands started shaking and she closed her eyes and started crying.

He wrote: ‘I wasn’t sure what had happened – what the pain was that she was feeling – so I tried to put my arms around her and asked, “what’s wrong?

‘Then through her tears, she said the words…. “I want to raise our baby… I want to be the one to teach her.”‘

He said that his wife was only comforted when she saw snow falling.

Rory quoted her as saying: ‘I didn’t think I’d get to see snow again. And she looked at me, then raised her eyes up at sky and said “if this is the last snow I ever see, thank you Jesus… thank you”.’

Just days ago, the country singer shared a new photograph of her and daughter Indiana wearing matching checkered red and white hats as she lies in her hospice bed.

‘The mail lady delivered big smiles to us today,’ she wrote in a caption on her Facebook page.

‘Hand-sewn hats, made with love.’

‘We’re going to sleep tonight remembering the morning we welcomed her into the world. We had no idea when we woke up that day what a gift God was about to give us,’ Rory wrote of his daughter.

Now as she faces her last days, Joey makes her final wishes to survive long enough to celebrate the special second birthday with her daughter.

She and husband Rory, of country duo Joey + Rory, revealed last week that their Christmas wish is for Joey to make it to Indiana’s second birthday in February.

Rory posted a video on Wednesday to celebrate Indiana being 21 months old, featuring a then-pregnant Joey on social media.

‘We’re going to sleep tonight remembering the morning we welcomed her into the world. We had no idea when we woke up that day what a gift God was about to give us,’ Rory wrote of his daughter.

Joey left the hospital to begin hospice care last month so she could spend as much time with her one-year-old daughter.

But the two shared a special moment when Joey had to briefly return due to a bit of unbearable pain.

Rory placed Indiana in the hospital bed with her mother and watched their love, he wrote in his blog This Live I Live, which he has used to keep fans and loved ones updated on the family.

‘Yesterday I sat her down in front of her mama and they smiled and played and loved each other the way that only mamas and their little ones can.’

‘Afterwards, when Indy got sleepy, Joey held her and sang In The Garden and other hymns as she softly stroked her silky-blonde hair.

‘Perfect love filled that hospital room as we all held our breath and wiped our eyes,’ he wrote. ‘It was heartbreakingly beautiful to see and hear.’

Joey is now being cared for at home and the family has set up a play area by her bedside so she can see Indy as much as possible.

The gravely ill mom has been given heavy doses of morphine to ease the pain and she has made peace with her terminal diagnosis, Rory added.

‘Joey is at peace with where she is and where she’s going. So am I,’ he wrote.

The couple, who have released six albums together, got married on June 15, 2002.

God gives us so much in the world but His blessings seem so cruel when taken away. Our thoughts and prayers are with this family.

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