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Joey + Rory’s Joey Feek Finishes First Round of Chemotherapy

Joey Feek, one-half of the husband-and-wife duo Joey + Rory, has some good news to share about her fight against Stage IV cervical cancer: She has successfully completed her first round of chemotherapy.

“After five long weeks of chemo and radiation, Joey got to ring the bell today …,” her proud husband, Rory Feek, writes on their blog, This Life I Live. “They have a ceremony at [the Cancer Treatment Centers of America] where when someone finishes their last treatment … they get to ring the bell, and they make a celebration of that part of your journey being completed.

“It’s a day my bride has been looking forward to since we got here in mid-August,” Feek adds. “Though we will continue to come back here for more, even stronger, chemo treatments that Joey will get in the coming months … all of her radiation treatments are completed, and that’s what Joey got to celebrate today. The smile, the tears and especially the joy on her face said it all.”

The couple, who are proud parents to one-year-old Indiana, spent two months at the CTCA’s Chicago branch and were eager to return to their own home, far away from the bustle of a big city.

“Our truck was already packed for the trip home … so as soon as the ceremony was over, we hit the road, and just got home to our farm here in Tennessee an hour or so ago,” Rory Feek says, then referencing the video of his wife’s bell-ringing ceremony, which you can watch above. “Joey and the baby are sleeping, and I’m sitting here in my easy chair … hitting play again and again … watching my sweet wife surrounded by angels with pom-poms and hugs cheering her on.”

The Feeks first revealed in June of 2014 that Joey Feek had undergone surgery to combat cervical cancer, and all seemed to be well; however, in June of 2015, they shared that her cancer had returned — and, this time, it was Stage IV. Still, the couple has remained optimistic about her illness.

“It was kind of a big shock to us. We didn’t see this coming,” Joey Feek says. “We have a lot of hope up there. You draw off of that, but more than anything, you draw off of Christ. We know that He’s already paved the way for us, and He’s going to take care of me, no matter what.”

Joey + Rory are hard at work on a new album of hymns. Updates on their progress will be posted on their website.

The Boot continues to extend our thoughts and best wishes to Joey Feek for a speedy recovery.

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