Fans of country music – and indeed fans of music in general – might recognize the name Joey Martin Feek.
She was a country singer and musician who truly lived a life worth living. Sadly, in 2016 she said goodbye to the world.
Joey was diagnosed with cervical cancer back in 2014. She embarked on a gruelling course of treatment and surgery, and appeared to be cancer free. Just one year later, however, she began to feel unwell again. Tests determined the cancer had returned, metastasising to her colon.
Once again Joey set out to beat the terrible disease, receiving both chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Unfortunately, though, this time the treatment wasn’t as effective.
Eventually, Joey and her husband Rory came to the joint decision that she would stop treatment.
Instead, the couple would focus on enjoying the remaining time they had. Their aim was to help Joey find comfort during her final days.
Joey was set up in hospice care, where she could be close to Rory and her daughter, Indiana, who was but 1-year-old.
The brave 40-year-old spent all the time she could with Indiana and her pet puppies. They played, they cuddled, they talked and they laughed.
Time to say goodbye
Alas, after a time the cancer began to break her down, and Joey required morphine to cope with the pain. Joey passed away in March, 2016, a short time after Indiana’s second birthday.
Rory, meanwhile, continues to live on the farm they shared together with Indiana.
Watch a tearful moment between Joey and Indiana below:
Share to wish Rory and Indiana all the best in the future.
Rest in peace, Joey Martin Feek!