The celebrated social media influencer from Ohio, Kate Hudson, is grieving the loss of her daughter, Eliza, who lost her battle to cancer.
Hudson revealed to Instagram today how her 2½-year-old daughter, whom she shares with fiancé Chance Moore, died on Father’s Day Sunday.
The couple welcomed their baby girl back in August 2018, and she was diagnosed with a “very rare and aggressive cancer known as rhabdoid tumor” at 10 months old, according to a GoFundMe page.
“My sweet baby girl. I don’t know how we will go on without you. I know we promised you we would be brave, just like you. But we are broken,” the mom posted to Instagram. “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.”
Hudson says that she woke up this morning and “reached for your hand. But you were not there.” She recounts, “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,” she adds.
“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,” the mom continues.
“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.”
Hudson says, “I also want to believe your soul transferred into us, your Mamma and your Dadda. That you left your little body and gently latched onto our souls. That we are now intertwined for life. 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,” Hudson ends the post.
On the family’s TikTok page, the parents have recorded and shared their experiences with Eliza with their 5 million plus followers.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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