Kate Hudson revealed the devastating news of Eliza’s death (Picture: Instagram/@katehudson007)
Blogger and influencer Kate Hudson has revealed her two-year-old daughter Eliza died on Father’s Day after battling a rare cancer.
The courageous child lost her battle on Sunday, with Ohio blogger Kate having documented Eliza’s battle on her social media and TikTok page.
Eliza Adalynn, who Kate shares with fiancé Chance Moore, was born August 10, 2018, and, according to a GoFundMe page was diagnosed with a ‘very rare and aggressive cancer known as rhabdoid tumor’ at 10 months old.
Rhabdoid tumor is made up of many large cells that can grow in the brain (known as atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumors), however mostly they grow in the kidneys and other soft tissues, like the muscles attached to the bones of the skeleton.
Eliza’s journey has been documented on the @HeyEliza TikTok page, which has more than 5.5million followers, while Kate’s Instagram – populated by gorgeous images of the family – has more than half a million followers.
In a heartbreaking post to her Instagram, Kate wrote: ‘My sweet baby girl. I don’t know how we will go on without you. I know we promised you we would we brave, just like you.
‘But we are broken. Even though we know you are no longer suffering or in pain or frustrated with what life had become.
‘I thought that because we knew you were dying, that your death would not feel so sudden. But it did. I wasn’t ready to see what I saw.’
She went on: ‘I woke up this morning, still half asleep, and reached for your hand. But you were not there. You left last night. In a van that took you away. I wanted to run after you. But I couldn’t. I have to accept this new reality…but I am not ready to let you go. I don’t think I ever will be ready to move on.
‘I don’t know where your soul went when it left your little body.
‘I want to believe you are somewhere with my dad and my sister….and your sister…all loved ones you never met.
‘I want to believe you are all together. Dancing in meadows or swinging on trees or walking alongside a beach somewhere with ocean salt water washing over your toes.’
Kate added she wanted to believe Eliza’s soul ‘transferred’ to her and Chance and they were now ‘intertwined for life’.
She continued: ‘I want to believe you are still alive somewhere.
‘I want to believe I will wake up from this nightmare and you will be there holding our hands. Telling us it was just a bad dream.’
Kate’s followers poured into the comments to share their heartbreak and support, with one writing: ‘My heart is broken for you. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you prayers.’
Thanking Kate for sharing Eliza with the world, another commented: ‘Oh my goodness, Kate, I’m so sorry this happened to you and Chance. Thank you for sharing Eliza with us while she was here, she’ll always be looking down on you.
‘Sending you so much love and support, I am once again so sorry this happened. Eliza was a beautiful little girl and she’ll always be with you.’
Another noted that Eliza leaves ‘such a beautiful legacy’, adding: ‘She inspired millions. We will all remember her. I can’t imagine your pain. So much love to your family right now.’
The day of her death Kate had posted a tribute to Chance for Father’s Day, sharing an image of him holding Eliza in the hospital on the day she was born.
She wrote: ‘Happy Father’s Day, Chance. You will always, ALWAYS be “Dadda”…Today. Tomorrow. And even the days after Eliza is no longer with us.
‘I love you, Chance. Eliza loves you more than anyone. You are and will always be an incredible man…and an incredible Dad. Always.’Credit: Original article published here.