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. She lost control of both hands a few weeks later, according to CBS8.
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 tumor, was present in their cherished young daughter, who was so full of life and love.
“We didn’t know what to do, where to go. We were told it’s pretty much a death sentence,” mother Casey told Daily Mail.
The family would suffer a tragedy and nightmare 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.
She quickly started to feel worse. Unthinkable things were about to occur.
In her American home on July 4, 2018, Zoey peacefully passed away.
Her parents knew they could have some beautiful last moments together, despite the fact that their family was inevitably devastated by her impending death.
Even in her last moments, Zoey spread happiness. All of her family and friends were urged to visit her before it was too late by her parents.
Her mother bravely made the decision to post the family’s final moment on Facebook today.
According to Casey, who spoke to Daily Mail, “I posted it because even though it’s a sad time, it’s a beautiful moment in our eyes.”
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 tranquility and peace, Zoey vanished without a trace.
After about half the movie, 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 told Daily Mail.
On the Facebook page Zoey’s Light, the family now wants to spread the hope and light that Zoey gave the world all those years before her death. They want Zoey to inspire others to help each other, and to love each other fully, gratefully — one ordinary day at a time.
What Caseby and Ben got to experience, no mom or dad would ever have to go through.
Casey and Ben, you have been the most amazing Mom and Dad ever. My prayers will continue forever. Zoey is now an angel looking over all of us.
Rest in peace, sweet Zoey.