Zoey, may you finally be at peace. Zoey Catherine Daggett was born as a youngster who has excellent physical and mental health. Her vivacious nature won over the hearts of everyone who encountered her, and her always-cheerful visage was sure to put a smile on the face of anybody who came into contact with it. Even though she was going through the worst trials in her short life, this amazing young girl never let any of her buoyant spirit leave her. Zoey had a fall when she was with her family at a playground in Fairport, New York, one day. Instantaneously, she began to have trouble walking, and she eventually began to limp. Casey and Ben, the girl’s parents, thought she could have broken a bone, so they hurried her to the hospital as soon as they could. Unfortunately, they got the worst possible news that a parent could ever hear in their lifetime. Zoey was diagnosed with DIPG, a kind of a rare and severe brain tumor that could not be operated on.
The mother explains the reasoning for posting her daughter’s last moments on Facebook.
Her parents were advised by doctors that children who suffer from this sort of malignancy only have between six and eighteen months to survive on average.
“We were at a loss for what to do or where to turn. According to the mother Casey, who spoke to the Daily Mail, “we were informed it’s very much a death sentence.”
Ben and Casey resolved to make their daughter’s last days as joyful as possible, despite the anguish that was filling their hearts. They devoted each and every second of each and every day to being at her side since they knew she wouldn’t be there for too much longer.
Zoey was compelled to participate in a variety of medical procedures. After discovering that there is a facility in Germany that treats patients with DIPG using radiation, the patient’s family decided to take her there. The necessary funds were obtained in a hurry, and Zoey seemed to be making progress under the treatment she was receiving. But then, out of nowhere, she began experiencing symptoms that were much more severe than those she had been having. On July 4, 2018, the precious little child who brightened the lives of many people and given them so much happiness died away.
Casey, a doting mother, made the decision to post several photographs of her kid on her personal Facebook profile. She had seen other individuals who had lost children do that, and despite the fact that she thought she should save those memories for alone, she nonetheless made the decision to tell the tale of her daughter’s life. “Even though it’s a difficult moment, it’s a beautiful moment in our eyes,” Casey said in an interview with the Daily Mail. “I shared it because of that.”
“I had witnessed a few other families sharing experiences, and at first I didn’t believe I was going to share it,” she said. “I was wrong.” On the other hand, I said to myself, “I need a picture shot like that.” I want those fleeting moments to be preserved in some way so that I may think back on them even after my brain has died. The snapshot that Casey uploaded on Instagram shows her mother and father cradling their beautiful baby in their arms. They passed the time on their last day by listening to Disney music and viewing Harry Potter films. However, at around the halfway point of the movie, Zoey’s small heart suddenly stopped beating.
The family decided to build a page on Facebook called Zoey’s Light because they wanted to share the love, hope, and light that Zoey had given to all of the people who had been a part of her life.
There are some unkind moments in life, but nothing compares to the anguish that a parent feels when they have to bury a child. We realize that the hurt will never go away, no matter how much time passes, and we pray that the family can maintain their resilience in the face of this reality.