Country music singer, Joey Feek was diagnosed with cancer, but she isn’t letting that disease rob her of her peace as she nears the end of her earthly life. Joey has a strong belief in God and even though she allegedly has mere weeks or months to live, her faith hasn’t altered at all. According to People, Joey has a 21-month-old daughter Indiana, and two step-daughters, Heidi and Hope.
Joey discovered she had her cervical cancer in May 2014, but she didn’t reveal it to the public until June 2014. She allegedly took treatments to slow down the cancer rate; however, nothing seemed to help. In October, she was given six months to live, but things must have changed as her family gathers around her bedside. Last month she stopped taking treatments and came back to Alexandria, Indiana, the home she was born in to live out the remainder of her time.
Joey’s cancer is very aggressive, and spread rapidly after having several surgeries, including radical hysterectomy and she took chemotherapy and radiation treatments, but none seemed to help. Her husband Rory posted on his blog,”I Live This Life” that her pain became too much to bare and she is now under hospice care, surrounded by her family and close friends.
In Joey’s last interview, she told Cindy Watts a writer for The Tennessean, her thoughts. She said, “I pray that one morning I just don’t wake up. But I don’t fear anything because I’m so close to God and we’ve talked about it so many times. I know he’s close. And I know he loves me. I’m really at peace. I still believe there’s healing in prayer.”
Originally, Joey wanted to return to her home in Nashville, where she gave birth to her daughter Indiana, but her condition made the trip impossible. Joey is taking morphine for the pain and has wigs to cover her head, but it has taken a toll on her, leaving her frail. She does not blame God for her illness but admits that she is disappointed. However, it seems that she has more peace because recently her dad gave his life to God. She told Cindy,“I just cried. Now all of my family believes. And all of my family, when we die, we’re going to see each other again. I told my dad, ‘I would go through all of this again, if that meant one person came to Christ because of it. The fact that my daddy did, Dad, I would do it all over. I’m so proud of you. When I die, I’m going to be looking for you. And I want you to know, that after you hug my brother (Justin, who died in a car accident in 1994), I’m going to be next in line.’ ”
The only thing that seems to worry Joey is the amount of pain she may have to endure and not knowing how long she will suffer. The end of Cindy’s article contains this somber message, “The next day, Joey+Rory’s tour bus arrived from Middle Tennessee carrying a group of Joey’s friends to visit, lift her spirits and say goodbye. A simple wooden box she asked their farmhand to construct as her final resting place was tucked underneath the bus.”