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…


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.


No matter what happens
No one will forget you

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86 Responses to Goodbye Zoe (Poem for Zoe )

  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.

  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.

  3. Eccentric Muse says:

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

  4. shraddha1993 says:

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

  5. MC Clark says:

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

  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.

  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…

  8. Christy B says:

    My heart goes out to you all xx

  9. Monch Weller says:

    My most sincere condolences.

  10. Davy D says:

    Thoughts and blessings go over to you all Mich.

  11. Prajakta says:

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

  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.

  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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  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. 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’•

  19. 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. ❀

  20. 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…

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

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

  25. 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.

  26. 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 ❀

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. Deb says:

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

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