Who was Eliza Moore? TikToker Kate Hudson hopes 'it's a bad dream' after daughter, 2, dies
In a heartbreaking Instagram post on Monday, June 21, TikToker and social media influencer Kate Hudson revealed that her 2-year-old daughter had died on Father's Day.
Hudson revealed the post that she and her fiancé Chance Moore mourned the loss of Eliza Adalynn Moore, who lost her battle with "aggressive" cancer known as Rhabdoid Tumor. She had apparently been suffering from the illness since she was 10 months old. She had gone through "countless surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation and study drugs" before her life came to an end. "When the links of life are broken and a child has to part, there is nothing that will ever heal a parent's broken heart," the emotional post began.
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'I am not ready to let you go'
Hudson recalled the moment she knew that her daughter was no more. "My sweet baby girl. I don't know how we will go on without you. I know we promised you we would we brave, just like you. But we are broken. Even though we know you are no longer suffering or in pain or frustrated with what life had become. I thought that because we knew you were dying, that your death would not feel so sudden. But it did. I wasn't ready to see what I saw. I woke up this morning, still half asleep, and reached for your hand. But you were not there. You left last night. In a van that took you away. I wanted to run after you. But I couldn't. I have to accept this new reality... but I am not ready to let you go. I don't think I ever will be ready to move on," she wrote.
The blogger then wondered where her child's soul had gone after her death. "I don't know where your soul went when it left your little body," she said. "I want to believe you are somewhere with my dad and my sister... and your sister... all loved ones you never met. I want to believe you are all together. Dancing in meadows or swinging on trees or walking alongside a beach somewhere with ocean salt water washing over your toes. I also want to believe your soul transferred into us, your Mamma and your Dadda. That you left your little body and gently latched onto our souls. That we are now intertwined for life. I want to believe you are still alive somewhere. I want to believe I will wake up from this nightmare and you will be there holding our hands. Telling us it was just a bad dream."
Tributes for Eliza
Several tributes flowed in after people learned of the toddler's tragic demise. "Kate, you might not even see this, but thank you for upbringing a such amazing baby girl. She always managed to make me smile in my dark days and in her dark days. Thank you for letting her presence uplift so many people on the internet. Prayers coming to you and your family as this transition happens. She’s not in pain anymore, and I know she loved you both so much by just watching your videos. Life isn’t fair but you have to trust in God through the darkest of things. Love you all," one of them wrote.
Another wrote, "My daughter just told me about your loss I am so sorry for you and your family. I hope you feel the the love everyone is send you now. I hope you feel us all sending you a piece of our hearts to help heal your broken one." One more said, "I know my words are empty platitudes to raw and grieving parents, but I'm so very sorry. For her pain, her loss, your pain, your loss... the completely backwards and nonsensical nightmare that is child death. I'm so sorry."
The couple set up a GoFundMe page for the toddler last year in November, which has collected over $78,000 so far. "The reality is that it may be only a few weeks before Eliza ends her fight and passes on," the page read, which obviously alluded to the time when Eliza was still alive. "So, nothing else matters now more than time. And we are using the time we have left into giving Eliza as much of a normal toddler life as possible. We are enjoying every moment with her. We cry, but we also laugh. Eliza is showing us how to live this one life we have been given."