Logan student Zoe Inciong died peacefully this morning of Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare cancer. She had just celebrated her 16th birthday on Sunday.
In an online message to supporters, Zoe's mother, Maria Inciong, said, "In the most graceful and peaceful fashion, Zoe took her last breath at 12:05am this morning with Randy and me in the room with her."
Last September, Zoe was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. In a message to supporters on June 15, Zoe's mother reported that: "Zoe's cancer has spread beyond what we anticipated. Zoe now has tumors in both her lungs, her liver, her spleen, the base of her skull, the mandible, and almost every bone of her vertebrae."
In the message announcing her passing, Maria Inciong wrote, "Ever concerned about everyone else, she gave family and friends an opportunity to spend her last day with her. Teo was able to tell her sister to go with their grandpa as he did not want to see her suffer any longer. Through her, we saw a glimpse of heaven as she smiled to let us know that my dad and my brother were there to pick her up. How fitting and timely that her last day on earth was 4th of July. She had her own way of celebrating Independence Day as she told us the entire day that she wanted no more medicine. Zoe was, to her very last breath, the picture of grace and strength.
Logan students and staff organized several fundraisers to help Zoe and her family cope with the disease.
"We thank you for all your support and for being with us through this journey. We will keep you posted on details about her services. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation in her honor to your charity of choice. Or you may donate to her So Things Don't Suck fund as we plan, per her request, to put it towards a charity or scholarship to keep her spirit alive."