In a heartbreaking revelation on Instagram, Casey McIntyre, a publisher and mother, announced her own untimely passing after losing the battle against ovarian cancer on November 12.
Mom Announces Own Death In Heartbreaking Instagram Post
In a devastating Instagram post, a mother announced her own untimely death on social media.
Casey McIntyre, a publisher and mother, lost her fight with ovarian cancer on Sunday, November 12.
On Tuesday, November 14, Casey herself posted posts on her X and Instagram accounts announcing her passing. Casey was 38 years old.
According to her husband's Instagram, Casey worked as a publisher at Razorbill, "an imprint of Penguin Random House," and she "derived great joy from publishing books for a new generation of readers."
She wed Andrew Gregory in 2015, and in 2019 she received a stage three ovarian cancer diagnosis while undergoing in vitro fertilization treatment.
After the mother's body parts damaged by the cancer were removed during surgery in January 2020, Casey gave birth to Grace in April 2022; Grace is now 18 months old.
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In an Instagram post, Casey announced her own death as follows: "A note to my friends: if you’re reading this it means I have passed away.”
"I’m so sorry, it’s horses**t and we both know it. The cause was a recurrence of my previously diagnosed stage four ovarian cancer.”
"I loved each and every one of you with my whole heart and I promise you, I knew how deeply I was loved.”
"The five months in home hospice that I got to spend with my family and friends in Virginia, Rhode Island, and New York were magical."
Gregory, Casey's husband, contributed to the post with a comment labeled as an 'Editor's note.'
He explained Casey 'meant to finish this post with a list of things that were a comfort & a joy to her during her life'.
"I am heartbroken that I will never see that list," he continues.
"As she grew sicker she couldn’t finish it. I imagine it would’ve included our daughter Grace, whales, ice cream, her beloved friends, being at the beach, her niece and nephews she incorrigibly doted on, reading 10 books on a weeklong vacation, her beloved parents and sister and their amazing extended family, swimming, a perfect roast beef sandwich, and me, her sweet sweet honey."
In addition, the spouse asked supporters and friends to write Casey "a note below that was a comfort or a joy."
Gregory resolved: "Oh Casey!!!! I don’t know how we will do it without you but we will. A memorial service & debt jubilee in Casey’s honor will take place at 3 pm on Saturday, December 2nd at the Prospect Park Boathouse.”
"We will celebrate her life by anonymously purchasing medical debt and then anonymously forgiving it, hopefully with a bonfire if they will let us. If attending, please wear something that expresses your deep sorrow at our loss, as well as something that expresses the joy you feel for having ever known Casey. - Andrew."
She was given outstanding treatment by a "top-notch" medical staff in New York City, and she expressed gratitude to her nurses in particular, who "told her that she could check in and then wait to start chemo while dining on a shrimp cocktail at P.J. Clarke's," for better or worse.
On December 2, there will be a memorial service in the Prospect Park Boathouse.
Through the charity RIP Medical Debt, mourners can honor McIntyre's life by purchasing medical debt in secret and then anonymously forgiving it.
As of Wednesday afternoon, more than $44,000 had been raised.