Instagram influencer Ashley Stock has shared images of her family at her three-year-old daughter’s funeral.
The US influencer shared a series of touching photos with her 500,000 followers and captioned them with lyrics from the musical Hamilton.
Ms Stock’s daughter Stevie died six weeks after she was diagnosed with a rare brain tumour.
“At 1.05pm on May 27th, Stevie took her final breath in our arms,” she wrote on Instagram on May 29, sharing a photo of her daughter’s hand holding a star and videos of the toddler playing in happier times.
At the time Ms Stock said she was “overwhelmed with relief” that her daughter was at peace but “also feeling crushed by a pain so intense I can’t put it into words”.
In one photo from Stevie’s funeral Ms Stock, along with her husband and their two sons, Wesley and Sawyer, placed their hands on the small casket while they comfort each other.
In another image Wesley and Sawyer hold roses, one of the boys rests his head on his little sister’s coffin.
Ms Stock has shared intimate details of her daughter’s medical battle on her lifestyle blog and social media channels, opening up about the devastating moment Stevie was first admitted to hospital in April.
“Last night our almost three year old daughter, Stevie was admitted to the hospital due to rapidly declining motor function.
“My stomach sank as I accepted the box of tissues handed to me and they delivered the news that our sweet baby girl has a large mass on her brain. This is all we know for now.”
Days later Ms Stock updated her followers with the tragic diagnosis.
“Today we learned the news that Stevie’s tumour is a form of cancer called DIPG (diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma).
“And it has a 0% survival rate. We are shattered. Broken. Gutted,” she wrote.
“We will be spending the rest of the week in the hospital to discuss treatments that will make the rest of her life more comfortable.
“Then we will be headed home where she can be comfortable with her brothers and puppies and we can cherish our sweet girl and heal as a family”.
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