Joey was diagnosed with cervical cancer in June 2014. She underwent surgery and made a full recovery. But the cancer returned this year, and Joey, with the support of Rory, baby girl Indy and all of their family and friends, started chemotherapy at the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Atlanta. Although Joey was feeling many of the typical side effects of chemo, she was allowed to return to her Tennessee home after treatments and recover.
This news is devastating. Rory writes: “Sometimes there just aren’t enough surgeries , or doctors, or chemotherapies, or prayers. And you have to wipe the tears from your cheeks and say the words that you were hoping to never have to say . . . Enough.”
He adds: “The doctors gave us an estimate of how much time they believe that Joey has, and we both looked at the calendar that hangs by our kitchen door, then I took the calendar off the wall and threw (it) in the trash can. So we don’t have forever. We’ve got right now. And that’s enough.”