Country Star Joey Feek Has Declared She Is "Not Afraid" Of Dying After Stopping Treatment For Terminal Cancer.
The singer was diagnosed with cervical cancer last year (14), and she was admitted to a hospice on 6 November (15) to be cared for during her final days.
She tells U.S. newspaper The Tennessean, "I pray that one morning I just don't wake up. 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."
Her husband, and Joey + Rory bandmate, Rory Feek has been documenting the singer's cancer battle on his blog, sharing emotional stories of their daily struggles, along with anecdotes about caring for their young daughter Indiana.
Joey halted her chemotherapy treatment last month (Oct15) after finding out it was not working, but she tells the newspaper she plans to try natural remedies during her final days.
"I'm doing all these alternative things and taking things I've never taken before, organic, all natural, and homeopathic, it can't hurt. I'm doing all I can to be more comfortable," she adds.
The singer admits she felt "greatly disappointed" when she learned her cancer is terminal, but she is finding comfort in her faith.
"I was just greatly disappointed," she says. "I really thought we had it. I thought, 'I'm going to be that exception. I'm going to be that statistic that stands out.' We did the most extreme surgery we can do in the gynecologic world, but for whatever reason, it wasn't enough.
"I was exhausted. More than anything I felt like I failed at something. But God decided for me that my job of singing for people down here is my legacy, and he needs me singing up there. That's how I look at it... All of my family believes now (in God). All of them, when we die, we're going to see each other again."
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