Since Joey Feek was diagnosed with end stage cancer in 2014, her fans have been overwhelmingly supportive. Joey’s husband and duet partner has been keeping their fans updated on Joey’s condition on his blog, This Life I Live, and on their social media pages. Joey has captivated the hearts of millions of people around the world, who check in daily to see how she is doing and to offer their prayers and words of encouragement.
Overstock.com has been collaborating with Joey and Rory since they completed CMT’s music competition in 2008. The country music duo signed on with the company initially to do an Overstock commercial campaign but have since become part of the Overstock family. Therefore, to honor the duo, Overstock has created a “Digital Love Card” for all of their fans to sign.
“Through that initial connection, and as the years have passed, we have witnessed firsthand their dedication to their art, to their work, and to each other,” Overstock said in a tribute to Joey and Rory. “In this life, we are sometimes privileged to know people who truly move us. They are the people who leave a permanent impression on our hearts.”
“Joey and Rory Feek are these kind of people. Not only do they creatively and emotionally inspire one another, but their love story inspires us. Even as Joey battles the end stages of terminal cancer, they continue to exemplify grace and tenderness in the face of difficulty; they embody faith and hope in the face of doubt and fear. Their love story is beautiful and we would like to add our voice of gratitude to the many who have also found inspiration through Joey + Rory.”
The company wanted to do something special for Joey and Rory and created a virtual card that can be signed using the hashtag #CardForJoeyRory on social media. The messages are then posted to Overstock’s website, where Joey and Rory can see them all collectively.
— Overstock (@Overstock) January 20, 2016
“Thank you for your voices. Thank you for your grace. Thank you for your story that has no ending,” Overstock wrote. “We stand alongside you in the days ahead.”
As the Inquisitr previously reported, Joey and Rory Feek met in 2002 and were married two months later. The couple then decided to take on the world as a country music duo and participated in CMT’s singing competition Can You Duet. Although they didn’t win the competition (they came in third), they continued to travel the United States, performing in hundreds of different locations and even hosted private events in their barn at their home in Tennessee. Their music careers skyrocketed, leading them to release multiple albums and DVDs, and they even had their own television show.
Joey and Rory were living the dream and welcomed their daughter together in February 2014. Unfortunately, the excitement of being new parents was overshadowed when Joey was diagnosed with stage 4 cervical cancer three months later. Following her diagnosis, Joey underwent a radical hysterectomy and rounds of chemotherapy and radiation. She appeared to be doing better, however, an October 2015 scan revealed that her cancer had not only returned but had spread to other parts of her body, including her colon. There was little to nothing left for Joey’s doctors to do. Yes, she could continue to undergo rounds of chemo and radiation, but it would only buy her time, not the cure she had so desperately been hoping and praying for.
As hard as it was, Joey made the decision to say enough is enough and stopped treatment. Joey, Rory, and Indiana returned to their home so Joey could live out the remainder of her days, however many that may be, surrounded by her family in hospice care.
Check out some of the messages on Overstock’s “Digital Love Card” below.
#CardForJoeyRory I pray for you daily for strength and healing. Your courage is ever inspiring, Much love to you and your sweet family <3
— Nancy Clark (@Novgreeneyedgrl) January 20, 2016
#CardForJoeyRory You’re an inspiration for a life of faith, family & love.Thank you for sharing your journey.Still praying for your miracle.
— teresa g-l (@teresagrogan) January 20, 2016
Prayer to you Joey and to your family! Praying Indy always remembers mama <3 #CardForJoeyRory
— JessG2004 (@JessG2004) January 20, 2016
Praying for you and your family Joey and Rory. Y’all Have blessed the world with your voices and your family #cardforjoeyrory
— Rosie Eggers (@rosie01486) January 20, 2016
[Photo by Matt Sayles/Associated Press]