On Friday, October 23, 2015 Rory Feek informed fans on This Life I Live, his personal blog, that his wife, Joey, decided to stop medical treatments.. Her condition had actually worsened after the initial treatments and they decided to return home.
Since then, Joey has been spending time with her mother, father, and three sisters at the farmhouse that she grew up in.
Rory writes that Joey and her family have all been reminiscing about times past: Halloweens, Christmases, and school days, as well as the couple's journey together.
Rory discusses the heartbreaking changes in Joey as she continues to live with this cancer.
Most of Joey’s immune system is gone now and she’s thin and frail. Where she once jumped out of bed before the sun rose to rush out to her garden… she now quietly sleeps away most of the days. I lie beside her at night and I hold her hand and listen to her breathe. And I pray.
The fans aren't giving up on Joey though. Rory tells of all the mail, phone calls, and texts they're receiving about possible cures, holistic approaches, secret remedies, and so much more.
"I am so incredibly humbled by the outpouring of love that has come our way," Rory says in his blog post.
"I read them to Joey and the tears stream down her cheeks and mine," Rory continues, talking about how the fans of the singing duo are continually expressing just how often they've made a positive impact in people's lives.
For all the fans out there that are asking how they can help the Feeks during this difficult time, Rory confesses that there is one way they can, and that is to pray.
Joey’s sisters and her best friend have decided on a time for everyone to say a prayer.
The prayer vigil is set for November 5th at 8:00 PM CST.
Here is Rory's prayer request: "But please, one thing I ask… don’t just pray that Joey is healed. Yes, pray for a miracle. But also pray for peace in her heart, and ours, if God chooses not to let this cup pass from her sweet lips."
Let's all join in during this time, whether it be a moment of silence or a desperate prayer, think of Joey and all those close to her.
Joey continues to be in our thoughts and prayers.
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