The brief and beautiful life of Stella Joy
December 17, 2012 10:26 AM Subscribe
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The Toronto Star has recently published a three-part story (1
) on the life and death of toddler Stella Joy, who was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma
) at age 2. As this disease is considered 100% fatal, Stella's mothers (link to blog)
chose not to have Stella undergo radiation treatment in order to preserve as much quality of life as possible. The love of Stella's family and community as they support her and each other through her death is truly inspiring.
Stella Joy Bruner-Methven died on October 22, 2012
, surrounded by those she loved.
An eBook on this story
has been released by the Star, and an excerpt is available there.