Tragedy Strikes As Blogger’s Daughter Passes Away Almost 2 Weeks After Her 3rd Birthday

The death of a child is one of life’s ultimate injustices. But when a parent has to watch their child suffer from a terminal illness, it really can shake one’s personal faith. We just can’t understand why these sweet little ones have to endure so much pain as their parents sit next to their hospital bed, trying to prepare themselves for the worst while still hoping for the best. Blogger Ashley Stock owns the Instagram page “Little Miss Momma with over 350,000 followers. Ashley’s blog is very much appreciated by folk because she is very open about being a parent, autism, as well as her own personal anxiety issues.

Daughter Stevie had been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor when she was only two years old. Ashley and her husband, Ben, wrestled with questions of why was this happening to their family. In April, the couple would receive the news that would confirm their worst fears when the COVID-19 restrictions at the hospital meant that only one parent was allowed to visit Stevie at a time. Ashley decided to stay at the hospital with their daughter while her husband stayed home to look after their two boys.

Two days after receiving the devastating news, Ashley revealed on Instagram that Stevie had a rare form of cancer and had no chance of surviving.

“My stomach sank as I accepted the box of tissues handed to me and they delivered the news that our sweet baby girl has a large mass on her brain,” she wrote on Instagram.

Stevie remained in the hospital before her parents made the decision to take their little girl home, where she could at least be surrounded by the folks who loved her the most as well as be in a familiar place.

On May 15, the family also made the decision to celebrate Stevie’s birthday a little early, and Ashley described how her little princess went from being in agony to squealing with delight when she saw her glittery nails.

Near the end, Stevie’s motor and verbal communication skills began to decline rapidly, and on May 27 just before the little girl died, Asley shared that she was breathing but unresponsive.

When Stevie finally left this world, Ashley wrote about how relieved she was that her little girl was no longer in pain. However, she also mentioned how she was “feeling crushed by a pain so intense I can’t put it into words.”

She wrote: “Seed Planter. Miracle Maker. Light Giver. Heart Healer. Blue eyed, dimpled smile, curly haired forever baby girl. Adored little sister, daughter and friend. At 1:05pm on May 27th, Stevie took her final breath in our arms.”

There’s no way in the world someone who has never lost a child can even begin to relate to what these parents must be going through. We send the Stock family our prayers and know that little Stevie in a place of peace waiting for them.