Goodbye Zoe (Poem for Zoe )

I am reblogging this post. Zoe just passed away today after 8 months of fighting for her life she is finally now in heaven.
My daughter and the rest of her friends are saddened by this.

May you watch over us, Zoe…

michnavs

I have a very heartbreaking story to tell. My youngest daughter who is 12 years old has a bestfriend of 6 years. Her name is Zoe.

Zoe has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer (yes a 12 year old girl with an ovarian cancer).. she underwent surgery last February 2016. Unfortunately, her situation worsened since then. After several chemotherapy sessions, blood transfusions and other medical procedures; the doctors decided not to go through another surgery anymore.

Currently, Zoe has gone bald. There has been water retention in her body making her look like a pregnant young woman.

I cannot imagine how her family is coping.

As a mom myself i am deeply saddened by this. My daughter and Zoe literally grew up together.

This afternoon my daughter ask me to critic a poem she wrote for Zoe.

ALWAYS HERE FOR YOU

No matter what happens
No one will forget you
No…

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90 Comments

  1. Singledust says:

    I am so sorry to read about the loss of this life. My dear I work with cancer patients and nothing prepares you to say goodbye, they are the strongest , most resilient souls. you were blessed to be part of her life and journey, thanks you for sharing this. No words can comfort, just know in silence I share your grief and offer you solace.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Gina….your prayers from a distance will be really of great help..

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      1. Singledust says:

        and you have them, peace over you and the families

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      2. michnavs says:

        Thanks again Gina..marathon crying has somehow stopped now..

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      3. Singledust says:

        crying is necessary, don’t keep it in, be brave to show your children the compassion through tears and mourning. And when the tears stop for a while you find clarity and purpose, and that you offer back to the family that is grieving, I am so sharing your pain.

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      4. michnavs says:

        Thanks Gina…i just have this read by her…and it somehow made her feel better..

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      5. Singledust says:

        i am so glad to hear that, she’s got a wise mind and good heart that one.

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      6. michnavs says:

        Thanks again Gina..

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  2. NJ says:

    Oh gosh! I am so sorry, Mich. My heartfelt condolences to their and your families. I can’t even begin to imagine how it must feel to lose someone so young. If there’s anything I can do, please don’t hesitate to ask. Much love to you and your daughter. Sending you tons of hugs.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Nj…been really difficult most especially because, as you said she is too young..

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  3. Eccentric Muse says:

    I am saddened by this. RIP Zoe. Praying for everyone.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much..

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  4. shraddha1993 says:

    Rip zoe… !! But zoe wud be very happy to have such friend

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Shraddha…

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Sarah..

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  5. MC Clark says:

    It seems doubly tragic when bad things happen to the young…I’m so sorry.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you…

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  6. ANM7 says:

    Hey, as you can tell by now. I guess I needed a good cry. I don’t know how I found my way to that old original post and took that to be the present. I suppose I needed to make that prayer, also.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Lol…now you made me smile..that’s what we need actually..thank you so much

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      1. ANM7 says:

        Quite welcome

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  7. As an ovarian cancer survivor myself, reading about the loss of Zoe’s fight breaks my heart. Your daughter’s poem is filled with such comforting words, she will never be forgotten…

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    1. michnavs says:

      Ohhh..i am surprised…yes she will.always be remembered..for some reasons her situation has gotten out of control..and finally she’s in heaven now..

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      1. She is in my thoughts as well as her family and yours…

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      2. michnavs says:

        Thank you so much for you kind thoughts..

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  8. Christy B says:

    My heart goes out to you all xx

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Christy..

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  9. Monch Weller says:

    My most sincere condolences.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you…

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  10. Davy D says:

    Thoughts and blessings go over to you all Mich.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Davy..

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  11. Prajakta says:

    I am so sorry to read this sad news. It is more disheartening when things like this happen to small children 😦

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    1. michnavs says:

      You are right….too young ….but at least we have an angel now..thank you so much for your kind thoughts..

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  12. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and Zoe’s family. These types of tragedies are unexplainable and tear the heart from our very souls. Remembering her VALUE; her gift of SELF and the wonderful emotions she brought to the many lives she touched, will live on eternally.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks so much for your kind thoughts..☺

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  13. Jade M. Wong says:

    I am so sorry to read about this tragic turn of events…and you, your daughter, and all of Zoe’s loved ones have my condolences. She was so young, too young…*sending love and virtual hugs*

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Jade ….thanks for your kinds thoughts…

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Gina…may this also brings awareness to all mothers and children as well…

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks for this..

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  14. So sorry for the loss. I lost a classmate to cancer at the age of 16. It’s never easy, but it seems especially hard when they are so young.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much for your kind thoughts.yes i believe its harder when things like this happen to young people..

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  15. Miriam says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of this beautiful young life. My thoughts and prayers are with you, such a sad time for everyone. Big hugs and much love xo

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Mirriam..its never easy when something like this happens to young people.

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      1. Miriam says:

        No you’re right, it’s never easy, at any age but I imagine she’s very vulnerable and needs all your love and support. Take care x

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      2. michnavs says:

        πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡

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  16. πŸ˜‡πŸ’—

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  17. Di says:

    Hello Michnavs,
    Such a heartfelt and sad post update. Your little daughter had to learn the hardest of life’s teachings so early. I wish her and yourself all the best moving forward. She has a gift with her words and please let her know I think her poem is a beautiful tribute to dear Zoe.
    Warm wishes from Di πŸ’πŸ’•

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Di, i showed this to her ang somehow it lifts up her soul..thanks so much..

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      1. Di says:

        Oh thank you so much for showing your daughter. Anything little that we can do to show care… you both are very welcome πŸ’œπŸ’

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      2. michnavs says:

        Thanks Di..

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  18. rosemawrites says:

    sending hugs and prayers to you and your family and Zoe’s. we can never fathom the pain of losing someone. we can only provide prayers and comfort in this tough times. you are in our prayers, Zoe and my dear Mich. ❀

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Rose..thank you for your kind thoughts..
      Losing someone is difficult; much more losing someone that young…

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      1. rosemawrites says:

        yea.. cannot imagine how painful is that. 😦

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  19. My deepest condolences, dear Mich! May Zoe rest in peace and love. There are never the right words to express the tragedy of a child’s death…

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Rose.πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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  20. Osyth says:

    Too many hearts broken. Let Zoe’s spirit soar and help you all in your grief and your lives yet to come. That is the only way to honour her life. A life cut brutally short which cannot possibly feel anything but dreadfully wrong.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Osyth..losing someon if difficult but losing someone that young is unbearable..

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      1. Osyth says:

        I send you all soothing balm. The pain is part of the process … it is the inner core of love. When it is exposed it is like a razor to the heart.

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      2. michnavs says:

        Thank you again Osyth .really appreciate that…☺

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  21. So sorry to hear about your daughter’s friend.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks so much Karina

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  22. This is heart breaking. I am so sorry for your loss, and for your daughter. ❀

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    1. michnavs says:

      Ohh thank you so much for your kind thoughts..

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      1. You are most welcome. I hope you are all doing okay?

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      2. michnavs says:

        Its a process ang we all hope we will get through it..

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      3. Yes, it is isn’t it, and you will never be the same. There are no words for times like these, just lots of sympathetic thoughts and cyber support too. πŸ™‚

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      4. michnavs says:

        ☺☺☺thank you..

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  23. maria says:

    Oh dear.. she is such a young fighter. And so is your daughter who must have gone through a depression too. I am sure she is now smiling and at peace above watching over her family and friends. That’s a heartfelt poem, Mich. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you for your kind thoughts Maria…my daughter is trying to get through it on a daily basis…and we all hope she’d be fine..

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      1. maria says:

        Aww. No worries, Mich.. she will get through it having you and her loved ones around.

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      2. michnavs says:

        πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡thank you…

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  24. I remember this sad post and I am even sadder today as I work backwards in my catch ups to see that Zoe has passed away.. I can so understand the grief this must be bringing to Zoe’s family and your daughter and yourself .. I can so see now the reason I felt sorrow in your next post..
    Sending sincere thoughts of condolences .. Love and Blessings dear Mich.. xxx ❀

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Sue for your kind words…really been an emotional.week for my whole.family..Zoe is like a family member to us..She grew up.alongside my daugther..

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      1. I can only imagine Mich as I remember well when our children’s friends were out our home often more than their own.. xxx So know the connection and grief you must be feeling. xxx

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      2. michnavs says:

        Yes Sue…they are almost like a family to us..πŸ˜‘πŸ˜‘πŸ˜‘

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  25. My thoughts and prayers to your daughter, you, and Zoe’s friends and family. I like that your daughter could write out her feelings. May she continue to do so.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much for your kind thoughts…

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  26. Such a beautiful tribute to Zoe. Life takes us to some very challenging places. It seems so very unfair when a child leaves this good Earth.

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    1. michnavs says:

      I agree…thank you so much for dropping by

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  27. Deb says:

    May you now be able to dance among the stars Zoe!! Rest in Peace.

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  28. Ameena k.g says:

    This shook me. I am so sorry for your loss. Many hugs from me to you and your daughter πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you..its been a while now ang still the pain of longing remains..

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  29. mandibelle16 says:

    I missed this one! I’m so sad for your daughter and her friends. And it’s awful that cancer happens to little girls who haven’t even had the chance to grow up. I hope she’s at peace or will be.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Yes mandy..the good thing is she’s at peace now…

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