Country star, Joey Feek prepares to leave behind her loved ones as she loses her long battle with cervical cancer. Her husband, Rory Feek posted a tribute video with memories of their life together, according to Country Fancast. The images show Joey at various times of her life from pregnancy with Indiana to her battle with cancer. The video is sweet and touching; however, it is impossible not to feel emotional watching the images when you consider the amount of pain her family must feel watching her deteriorate so quickly.
The images start with a beautiful picture of Joey, healthy and full of life, with a beautiful smile on her face. The images scroll, and there are multiple photos of the country star enduring chemotherapy and in her hospital bed, fragile and weak. The images are heart-wrenching knowing that the family must be devastated when they considered just a few months ago, Joey was a vibrant and healthy young woman.
The song played in the video is Joey + Rory’s “The Time That You Gave Me. ” The song seems to be a perfect fit for the video as it asks the question if you did everything you could to make your time in this world the best you could and touching as many lives as possible. Joey’s cancer battle has been documented on her husband, Rory’s blog This Life I Live. Rory blogs about her battle, memories they share, and stunning images of her along the way.
His last blog entry was on February 29 when he admitted the end was close. Joey slipped into a coma, a deep sleep, and the hospice nurse doesn’t expect her to wake up. As the nurse explained to the family, Joey’s body is shutting down, and her battle with cancer is coming to an end. In a way, Rory seemed to be at peace with it because he noted that Joey’s pain levels have been growing more intense the past couple days.
Joey found out she had cancer just a few months after her two-year-old daughter, Indiana’s birth in 2014. At the time, it was early stages of cervical cancer, treatable, and her prognosis was good. The doctor suggested a radical surgery, a complete hysterectomy which would remove all the cancerous cells from her body. After surgery, it was believed she’d receive the news that she was completely cancer free. A few months later, she learned that the cancer had spread to her colon, and it had progressed.
In November, she stopped cancer treatments as the doctors feared they were not working to stop the disease. If they weren’t working to halt the disease, there was no point in enduring the horrible side effects. At the time, her family had to come to terms with the terrible truth–Joey Feek was dying, and it was a possibility that she wouldn’t make it another year.
Rory Feek wrote in his blog that Joey wanted to make it to Indiana’s second birthday–that was her goal. When she made the goal, it seemed unreachable as her health was declining daily. Indiana turned two, a few weeks ago, and Joey was there to celebrate the day with her sweet toddler. After they had celebrated the occasion with cake, Rory explained that Joey told him that she made it to their daughter’s birthday, and she is ready now to go home.
Joey gathered her family together around her and she said goodbye to each of them… to her mother and father and her three sisters. There were lots of tears as she explained to each one how much she loved them and that she was going to be going home soon. That her time here was done and she was going to go to sleep soon. And then she asked me to bring our baby in. And so… I set our little Indy on Joey’s lap and we all cried with my wife as she told her how much her mama loved her and, “…you be a big girl for your papa… and that mama will be watching over you”. And then she pulled Indiana up and she kissed her.
Joey’s nurse told Rory that she doesn’t have much time left, and she likely will never wake from her sleep. Her battle with cancer and her pain are almost over as the disease claims another life. He explained he had loved every minute of their life as a family and hopes when she dies; she knows just how loved she was in her short 40 years.
Rory hasn’t posted anything on his blog for several days. Ever since, Joey Feek’s fans have prayed that by some miracle God will heal her and remove the pain and suffering while allowing the country star to live a long happy life. The odds are not in her favor; however, miracles do happen every day, and her fans are praying that the next big miracle is Joey’s cancer vanishes into thin air. Don’t forget to come back to The Inquistr for more Joey Feek news and updates. Drop a comment below to let Joey and Rory Feek know that you are thinking of them in this difficult time.
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