A family’s life was forever changed on March 23rd, 2017 when 26 year-old Amy Smith, a beautiful wife and new mom, was tragically diagnosed with terminal liver cancer. Amy is currently in hospice care and has been given two weeks to say goodbye to her family and her friends.
“After a country summer wedding in 2015 Amy and Kyle bought their first home together and welcomed a beautiful baby girl on August 23, 2016 that they named Kinsley Rose Smith. It has been a privilege watching Amy become a mother and it is clear just how much Kinsley adores Amy. Kyle now shares that coveted heart space with their baby girl,” writes their friend Megan Thomas in the GoFundMe she has set up.
One of the toughest parts about the diagnosis for Amy, is knowing she will not get to watch her daughter grow up.
Megan explains the reason for the GoFundMe, “With financial support Kyle will be better equipped to adjust to the task of raising his daughter and this will help reassure Amy that Kinsley and Kyle will be taken care of now and in the future.”
Within 15 hours of launching, the community has responded and $14,000 have already been donated with a goal of $25,000.
“Any amount great or small is appreciated. Every little bit will help. And please send your love and prayers to Amy, Kyle and Kinsley.”
The GoFundMe is found here https://www.gofundme.com/amykyleandkinsleysmith
Update: Amy sadly passed away on Sunday evening. The following update was provided:
“I want to thank each and every one of you who have reached out and supported Kyle, Amy and Kinsley. The power of your love and support provided Amy peace. It is with a completely shattered heart that I share this message from Kyle.
Last night at about 11:30 I lost my best friend my wife and the mother of my amazing daughter. Amy and I first met in middle school where we started this journey. Amy was a one of a kind woman.Without her I would never have become the man I am today. Nothing got by her. Everyday she pushed me. She knew more about me then I will ever know about myself. Her love and support is never ending. Everywhere I go and all our experiences we had together will forever pop into my mind. Our camping trips, our silly living room sleep outs watching movies, all the drives, so so many drives out to Port Renfrew to Cowichan at the blink of an eye no matter the time Amy was not one to stay inside. I would get home from work and it was time to go, the weekend was where are we going. A light day trip to Campbell River along the old highway just to see the coast and pass through the small towns Amy was always ready to go. She truly was an amazing person looking for adventure.
The last nine days we spent together we dug deep and talked about everything and everyone. The support from family, friends and complete strangers has just been so amazing. Amy and I have been so overwhelmed and touched. I know it brought peace to her knowing Kinsley would be taken care of. There are no words I can use to describe how thankful we are for everything and everyone but know you all gave Amy peace and made it possible for her to relax and find comfort in the most difficult time in both our lives. Thank you for that. Please everyone just hold and love your family and friends. Life can change so fast and without warning. We had nine beautiful days together that I will treasure for my entire life. Thank you all for your love and support through this terrible time.
Sincerely, Kyle, Amy and Kinsley Smith“