“When I’m Gone” singer Joey Feek continues to write music as she battles cancer, her husband, Rory Feek, writes in new blog post. Joey was diagnosed with stage 4 cervical cancer in May 2014 and has undergone multiple treatments, including a hysterectomy, chemotherapy and radiation.
"My wife Joey still has a song to sing. In fact, she has lots of songs that she wants to sing in the future," Rory wrote in a blog entry titled “A Song To Sing” in August. "It’s part of what gives her the strength to push on through all the nausea and pain that she’s been experiencing as she goes through cancer treatment."
The couple won fame as country stars when they appeared on CMT’s “Can You Duet” in 2008, and despite her grave illness, they continue to make music together.
Rory Feek reflected further on the beautiful music they created together by sharing a picture of their daughter, Indiana, and writing a touching blog post Friday titled "Stage 4 Love." "As I write this ... my wife is in her garden, the baby on a blanket near her. She’s weeding her squash, and broccoli and kale, and the cucumbers that have just poked their heads up out of the soil. But she’s not just tending to her vegetables -- she’s tending to her soul.”
Rory continued: "There are many things that are very important to my wife, and those things never change, they never waver. Not through good times or bad times, not through tears or joy. She knows what the good stuff in life is and she reaches for it and pushes away the things that don’t matter. She’s always been this way. I wish I was more like her … and that it came easy to me. I have to work at it. It’s just part of her … like breathing air, or loving Indy."
Joey hopes to live to see Christmas, or her daughter’s second birthday in February, Taste of Country wrote. The couple ended cancer treatment in October after doctors told her it wasn’t working. Joey was given six to nine months to live, but doctors said her time could be shorter, according to the Tennessean.
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