Joey Feek of country music duo's Joey + Rory is suffering from Stage IV Cervical cancer. She was diagnosed in June 2014, three months after the birth of her daughter Indiana, who has Down syndrome. Joey's husband Rory Feek announced at the end of October that his wife was stopping treatment and entering hospice at her family home in Indiana.
The Tennessean reported that the singer is frail and on morphine to control the pain and may not have the six to nine months left doctors anticipated she would have.
'I pray that one morning I just don't wake up,' Joey said.
'But I don't fear anything because I'm so close to God and we've talked about it so many times. I know he's close. And I know he loves me. I'm really at peace. I still believe there's healing in prayer.'
As for the fact that all the prayers in the world have not managed to cure her illness, Joey insists she and God on still on speaking terms.
'I wasn't mad at him, I wasn't upset, she said. 'I was just greatly disappointed.'
'We did the most extreme surgery we can do in the gynecologic world ... but for whatever reason, it wasn't enough, and God had different plans. I was disappointed. I was exhausted.'
'I thought I did everything. But God decided for me that my job of singing for people down here is my legacy, and he needs me singing up there. That's how I look at it,' she told The Tennessean newspaper.