Heartbreaking photo of dying little girl sweeps the Internet

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A heartbreaking photo of parents holding their 5-year-old daughter hours before she died is making the Internet rounds.

Zoey Daggett of Fairport, NY, was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) two years earlier.

The photo shows parents Ben and Casey Doggett holding Zoey at home on July 4. A few hours after the photo was taken, Zoey passed away.

A Facebook page called “Zoey’s Fight” was set up shortly after she was diagnosed with DIPG, to chronicle her battle against the disease.

It was also the place where those following her fight learned of her death.

“At 4:17 p.m., on July 4th, 2018, the firecracker of a daughter that we named Zoey Catherine Daggett was finally allowed peace and left her beautiful body. She came into this world on 10/17 at 9:17 p.m., with a flurry of commotion and she left just as quickly; just one day shy of 2 years since her first symptoms of DIPG appeared. Zoey was full of life, spunk and happiness and we know that she was loved by so many. We ask for your thoughts during this time of sadness.”

You  can visit the Zoey’s Fight Facebook page here.

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