Over the summer, Sadie Robertson took to social media to ask us to pray for a little girl named Katie Joyce.
According to Robertson’s Instagram post, Katie’s family “found out she has a brain tumor and it’s on her brain stem which [is] inoperable. The doctors say we need a miracle.“
Robertson also wrote that,”the only thing that can fix this is if we storm the gates of heaven.“
this is Katie Joyce – Her family found out she has a brain tumor and its on her brain stem which inoperable. the doctors say we need a miracle. The only thing that can fix this is if we storm the gates of heaven. Write comments of encouragement & if you know someone who needs prayer feel free to write it in a comment & I will pray for all of you as well.💗 7.29.15
In November, Robertson took to social media again to ask for prayers because Katie’s condition had worsened. She now needed to go to St. Jude’s to start a trial round of treatment that combines two types of chemotherapy.
— Sadie Robertson (@sadierob) November 7, 2015
Sadly, Katie passed away on December 8th. Her official prayer page on Facebook announced the sad news saying,
“Kathryn ‘Katie’ Virginia Joyce at the age of 7 peacefully became an Angel on December 8, 2015 surrounded by family. ‘KK’ has touched the lives of so many demonstrating Courage, Belief, Faith, and Strength in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Despite her short life, Katie’s crowning achievement was bringing people closer to Jesus Christ.”
In lieu of flowers, the family asked that memorials be made to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Neuroscience Institute.
Today, Sadie used social media to thank everyone who joined her in prayer and to let her followers know that Katie had passed away.
thank you to everyone who prayed for this beautiful princess Katie Joyce. She has passed away… but we know she is in a much better place. She is dancing away in Heaven. it was amazing to see how everyone on Instagram joined together to pray for her, and it really helped the family. I am so appreciative of all of my followers, and what y'all do for me and how y'all help one another. it is such a beautiful special thing. Katie you were a light in the world.💗 12.30.15
Katie’s family is in our thoughts during this emotional time.
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