A heartbroken Arkansas father whose 4-year-old daughter greatly defied doctors’ expectations and lived on for over a year despite being diagnosed with a highly aggressive brain tumor has said that she has now died.
“At 1:04 a.m. our sweet little girl received the miraculous healing that we’ve all been praying for for so long and ran into the Arms of Jesus. She passed from this life to the next just as she had lived: stubbornly but also peacefully, and surrounded by family. She wasn’t in any pain at the end,” father Matt Sooter posted on Facebook Sunday.
“For those who were wishing to say goodbye I’m so sorry. This all happened so much faster than we expected, but that in itself is a blessing because she suffered so little at the end. We will let you all know once services are scheduled. Thank you for being a part of our little girl’s miracle. While this is only goodbye for now we miss our baby girl terribly,” he added.
“Always remember: God is in this situation, He’s up to something, and He’s up to something GOOD.”
Sooter, alongside his wife, Chandra, made national news in their fight for their 4-year-old daughter, Adalynn Joy Sooter.
As Sooter explained in an interview in May with People magazine, the family found out that Addy, as the girl is called, had a massive brain tumor in November 2017.
Addy was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, with the family detailing the hospital stays and medical procedures she underwent in a Love What Matters article.
Doctors said back then that she only had a few months to live, but she defied the odds for well over a year.
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SOURCE: Christian Post