Instagram influencer and blogger Ashley stock announced the heart-rendering news of tragic-passing of her 3-year-old daughter, Stevie on 27 May, Wednesday after a battle with brain cancer.
She wrote on an Instagram post – “It was just over a month ago that doctors at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles diagnosed the toddler with DIPG, a rare and aggressive tumor with a zero percent survival rate.”
35-year-old blogger announced this news on Thursday to her 325,000 Instagram followers by saying that she was “crushed by a pain so intense”
She shared the post by describing her daughter as – “Seed Planter. Miracle Maker. Light Giver. Heart Healer. Blue eyed, dimpled smile, curly haired forever baby girl. Adored little sister, daughter and friend” had taken “her final breath in our arms” at 1:05pm on May 27th.”
Adding to this, Ashley said –
“For now, I’m overwhelmed with relief that she’s at peace but I’m also feeling crushed by a pain so intense I can’t put it into words.”
“I let it out a bit at a time, like when you gently twist the lid off a liter soda bottle… releasing the built up pressure a little at a time to keep it from exploding all over the place.
“I guess it’s like that. I’m twisting the lid on my grief gently. Because if i release it all at once, i don’t see how i could possibly survive.
“Gentleness has been my most effective approach on grief these last months, gentleness for myself and for all the beloved mourners by my side.”
On May 15, the family and their loved ones celebrated the toddler’s 3rd birthday. Ashley continued – “She doesn’t know what’s happening, but she KNOWS what’s happening. And she is brave as hell. And strong. And gracious.”
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