It was with such sadness and a heavy heart that I need to inform you that our brave little cancer warrior ran into the arms of Jesus. The battle is over; she is at peace now and free from pain.
Arizona Hoy was only 4 years old when she was diagnosed with High-Risk Stage IV Neuroblastoma Cancer. She had a tumor located on her left adrenal gland which metastasized from its primary location to multiple lymph nodes, the bone marrow and bones. This type of cancer only affects around 100 children under five per year in South Africa. High risk patients have a 60% chance of relapse with no known cure for relapse Neuroblastoma. Despite these statistics, Arizona had intensive Chemotherapy at Red Cross War Memorial Hospital in Cape Town, in hopes of seeing a reduction in the size and spread of the tumors – and she rang the bell on the 28th of February 2020. They were looking into further treatment options for Arizona abroad, and needed to do serious fundraising to make it possible.
To Arizona’s Family:
Please accept our deepest sympathies for the loss of your baby girl. We pray that the light of God’s love shines upon you as you face the darkness of your pain and your grief. Know that God will never forsake you. He will always look after you because you are His child and He is your Father. May you be blessed with the peace and comfort that you seek during this difficult time.
Lamentations 3:31-33: “For the Lord will not cast off forever. Though He causes grief, yet He will show compassion according to the multitude of His mercies. For He does not afflict willingly, nor grieve the children of men”.
May God give you all the Grace to accept what has happened and the serenity to carry on living.