When Zoey’s cancer was discovered, she was just three years old. Before illness struck, she was full of vitality and constantly on the go, just like so many other kids.
She grew up in a loving home. She was affectionate, fun, and joyful. Zoey tripped while playing one day. A few weeks later, she lost control of both of her hands.
When Zoey’s family noticed anything was wrong with her, they immediately took her to the hospital.
When they came, they heard something that will stay with them forever and leave a message that they will never forget. The physician informed them that DIPG, a rare and severe brain tumour, was present in their cherished young daughter, who was so full of life and love.
“We didn’t know what to do or where to go. We were told it’s pretty much a death sentence,” mother Casey remarked.
The family would suffer a tragedy and nightmare that one would never wish on their worst enemy. But they managed to remain calm and make an effort to be resilient for Zoey’s sake. Zoey would undergo numerous cancer treatments over the ensuing two years.
The family located a radiation therapy facility in Germany, where Zoey did well. But eventually, she stopped answering. Soon, her symptoms got worse. Unimaginable events were about to occur. In the comfort of her American home, Zoey passed away painlessly on July 4, 2018.
However, her parents soon understood that they could have some special last moments together, despite the fact that their impending loss was obviously terrible for the family.
Zoey spread joy right up to the last moment of her life. Before it was too late, her parents pleaded with her family and friends to visit them at home and see her.
Now, her mother has bravely decided to share the family’s last moment together on Facebook. “I shared it because, even though it’s a painful moment, it’s a beautiful moment in our eyes,” Casey mentioned.
Parents are pictured holding their cherished daughter in their arms. They had taken the family dog and sat down on the couch. They had sung Disney songs all day long.
On television, a Harry Potter movie was shown. And in the midst of the tranquilly and peace, Zoey vanished without a trace. Approximately halfway through the film, Zoey’s heart stopped beating.
“I had seen a handful of families sharing moments, and originally I didn’t think I was going to share it. ‘ But I thought, “I want a photo like that taken”. I want those moments captured so I can remember them forever, even when my brain is gone,” she explained.
The family wants to share the optimism and light that Zoey brought to the world in the years prior to her passing on the Facebook page Zoey’s Light. They want Zoey to serve as an example of how people can love one another deeply and sincerely, one regular day at a time.
You two have been the best parents ever, Casey and Ben. My supplications will never end. Zoey is now an angel, protecting us all.
Rest in peace, sweet Zoey.