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Heart-Shattering Photo Captures Parents Saying Goodbye to Daughter Minutes before Death

Will Maule : Jul 10, 2018 :

"She was just this tiny little person that brought light to every single room and every single occasion. I remember, we were at Christmas Eve Mass once, it's dead silent and she just starts singing 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star' in the middle of a giant, packed church." -Zoey's mother, Casey Daggett

airlift[] A devastatingly powerful photo has emerged of a young girl being comforted by her heartbroken parents as she succumbs to brain cancer. Five-year-old Zoey Catherine Daggett died at 4:17 p.m on July 4 after a two-year battle with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG)—a rare, lethal brain tumor that often originates at the brain stem and is extraordinarily difficult to treat. (Photo: This heartbreaking photo was captured by one of the care nurses as Zoey's parents comforted their precious little girl before she died/Image source: Image source: Instagram/ccdaggett/via Faithwire)

On the day of her death, Zoey's mother, Casey Daggett, posted to Facebook:

"At 4:17pm on July 4th 2018 the firecracker of a daughter that we named Zoey Catherine Daggett was finally allowed peace and left her beautiful body. She came into this world on 10/17 at 9:17pm with a flurry of commotion and she left just as quickly; just one day shy of 2 years since her first symptoms of DIPG appeared.

"Zoey was full of life, spunk and happiness and we know that she was loved by so many. We ask for your thoughts during this time of sadness."

"We've had two years to prepare for this but it's never—it's never enough," Casey told the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.

Zoey spent her final day being cradled by her parents and listening to music and stories. They put on one of her favorite movies ... and she passed away peacefully.

"Midway through the movie that was it," her father, Ben Daggett, said...

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