Amber Sheehy passed away after 4 years of struggle with medulloblastoma. Let’s see about Amber Sheehy’s Journey in detail.
How did Amber Sheehy die?
Amber Sheehy passed away peacefully at 11pm on the 14th January 2023. She didn’t want to have to wait an extra hour to turn nine. With her parents at her side, Amber passed away gently while she slept. She experienced no pain or discomfort, which was all we could have wished for. After waging a battle she couldn’t win, Amber died honorably.
Her Father Jon Sheehy shared the devastating news on Facebook.
Amber passed away peacefully last night at 11pm on the 14th January 2023. She didn’t want to wait an extra hour to become 9 years old.Amber went so peacefully in her sleep with me & Amanda by her side, she had no pain or discomfort and this was all we could have hoped for. Amber passed away with dignity after fighting a battle she couldn’t win.
Deep inside we knew she was close to leaving us, she gave all her grandparents big hugs, kisses and told them she loved them this week, along with her brothers too. Max and Hayden both arrived to say their goodbyes within minutes but she couldn’t wait.
We were truly blessed with our little girl and the extra time we got with her, now she has gone and went with dignity and pride, we just need to come to terms with this.
Sending love from us all “
Amber Sheehy Cause of death
We’re sorry to have to inform you that Amber Sheehy has passed away.
Amber, a Norwich City supporter who was honored as the Canaries’ season-long fan in May, was diagnosed with a medulloblastoma brain tumor in April 2019 at the age of five after she began experiencing headaches and morning sickness. To remove the tumor from her body, Amber Sheehy endured surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy.
Amber during her surgery. Image : Jon Sheehy.
Following Amber’s diagnosis, the family spent the following two years in Addenbrooke’s Hospital, where Amber was hospitalized and underwent surgery to completely remove the tumor.
However, the family was devastated to learn that the illness had come back and was now incurable in April of this year.
Amber had been fighting this disease for three and a half years, smiling and laughing along the way, despite having a bald head and tubes coming out of her. However, this has passed and she is no longer able to battle.
Unfortunately, Amber Sheehy passed away on January 14,2023.
The family has decided to establish the nonprofit organization Amber’s Army, which will continue to create memories for families of children with terminal illnesses.
Mrs Sheehy added:
“We were told that we should start making memories with Amber and we certainly did that.
“We went to Disney, took city breaks, went on a helicopter ride and took cars around a race track.
“Amber wasn’t expected to still be here now, but her fight is strong and her desire to make another Christmas even stronger.
“In reality, Amber may not even manage to open all her presents, let alone play with them so that’s why we tweaked the Amazon gift list.
“But as a family we agreed that the support we’ve received this year has been so life-changing and meant so much that we want to make this a reality for others in our situation.”
From the charity website, people can make donations or purchase and collect Amber’s Army pin badges. Local entrepreneur Kevin Foley, the proprietor of ten McDonald’s restaurants in the region, is assisting the family in starting the charity.
Amber and Mr. Foley first connected when her Brownies group asked him for sponsorship of a litter pick that Transforming Local Communities was doing last year (TLC).
Mr Foley said:
“On hearing the terrible news we knew we had to do something to help.
“It’s a horrific thought that, as a parent, you will lose a child at any age and my heart goes out to Amanda, Jon and especially Max.
“I’m determined to help but also support the family going forward with any legacy ideas in the future.”
Amber’s Last Christmas
The parents of Amber Sheehy, who is receiving end-of-life care at The Nook at East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, are aware that this will be the final Christmas they will get to spend with their daughter.
Amber Sheehy and her family at Christmas in 2019. Image : Jon Sheehy
The completion of Amber’s therapy was announced in June 2021, and the family celebrated their first Christmas at home in two years that December.
Mr Sheehy said:
“I’d like to urge everyone, all the families out there, to cherish moments with your children.
“Choose a Christmas movie, get the duvets and snacks out and settle down with the children and enjoy some quality time.”
Canaries fan of the season
The Canaries fan of the season has been recognized as a superfan of Norwich City who was diagnosed with a brain tumour at the age of five. For earning the 2021–2022 Michelle Dack Fan of the Season, Amber received a trophy and a shirt that was personally signed.
She collected her rewards at the Lotus Training Center at Colney later this month. As the club’s May Community Hero, the participant has also received recognition. She recently interacted with some members of the first team and drew motivation from Tim Krul and Angus Gunn, who both play goal, to declare her want to play goal and express her desire to play for her first team the next season.
Amber’s Mom said,
“Amber is the bravest and strongest person I know.
“She is absolutely fearless and has faced challenges no little girl should ever have to.
“People learn a lot from Amber on a daily basis, including her friends and family who started #AmbersArmy.
“They know what this will mean to her and to have her name on a trophy at Norwich City is just wonderful.”
Tributes to Amber Sheehy
Many people expressed their profound sympathies to her family and expressed how much they loved her.
“I’m so very sorry to read this. Sending love to you at such a difficult time. An incredible family and Amber will always have a place in our hearts xxx”
“So sorry to hear this amber was amazing little girl so will be missed so much sending u all lots of love and hugs xx”
“We are all here for you all whenever you need us. What a privilege it was to have known Amber. She will be remembered always. Sending you all love xxx”
“You really are the most amazing loving strongest family there is. And what a strong brave little girl Amber was. Rest in peace beautiful little girl. Sending you all lots of love “
One of the worst things anyone can go through in life is losing a loved one. Any journey must have a destination at the end. The person’s time on earth has regrettably come to an end now that they have died.
We wish her eternal peace and send our thoughts and prayers to her loved ones, family, friends. May she rest in peace.
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