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John Robic’s daughter Hayley passes away after battle with liver cancer

It is with a heavy heart that we pass along the following news. Last Friday, John Robic’s daughter Hayley passed away following her battle with liver cancer. She was 27 years old.

Hayley was diagnosed with the disease last fall after seeking medical attention for pain in her abdomen. Doctors found two tumors and performed emergency surgery to remove one that had grown to 15 centimeters, the size of a baked potato. Both that tumor and the one that remained proved to be malignant. In January, she and her family put out a call on social media asking for help to find a donor for a liver transplant.

“These past several months have been the hardest of my life,” Hayley wrote on Instagram. “After having emergency surgery, I’ve been diagnosed with liver cancer. Because of that, I will be getting a liver transplant and am in need of a donor. If you are interested in being tested to see if you’re a potential match, I’d be so grateful.”

Over 1,000 people applied to be donors, for which the Robic family says they are eternally grateful. Our hearts go out to them, and everyone who knew and loved Hayley, during this unimaginable time.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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28 Comments for John Robic’s daughter Hayley passes away after battle with liver cancer



  1. UKinIN
    8:32 pm April 8, 2020 Permalink

    Sad news. Condolences to the Robics.



  2. wildcat859
    8:42 pm April 8, 2020 Permalink

    Bless the Robic family. Hate to see this with someone so young.



  3. BobbyBlue
    8:43 pm April 8, 2020 Permalink

    Heartfelt prayers for John Robic and the rest of his family.



  4. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    8:43 pm April 8, 2020 Permalink

    Oh no! Prayers for the family. Terrible.



  5. CATS-R-Gr8
    8:47 pm April 8, 2020 Permalink

    Just like there is no name for parent that’s lost a child, there are no words to ease the pain. I’m very sorry that this has happened to your family.



  6. westkycat20
    8:49 pm April 8, 2020 Permalink

    Prayers to the Robics and all those who loved her. All of Kentucky mourns her loss



  7. 4everUKBlue
    8:51 pm April 8, 2020 Permalink

    That’s so sad. Prayers



  8. Cletis75
    8:51 pm April 8, 2020 Permalink

    Terrible news. Prayers for the family.



  9. makeitstop
    9:04 pm April 8, 2020 Permalink

    Wow. Well that puts the loss of the tourney in perspective. Just not supposed to survive ur kids.



  10. friendsofcoal
    9:22 pm April 8, 2020 Permalink

    I can’t imagine losing a child. I’m so sorry Coach Robic…we are praying for you!



  11. Gogh Big Bleu
    9:23 pm April 8, 2020 Permalink

    I just cannot imagine such a loss. How heartbreaking. God bless the Robics and their loved ones.



  12. Dr. Tom
    9:52 pm April 8, 2020 Permalink

    So sorry for your loss Coach Robic. May you and your family find strength.



  13. houseofpayne
    10:18 pm April 8, 2020 Permalink

    Sorry for your loss coach! Prayers for you and your family!



  14. sa_hunt
    10:34 pm April 8, 2020 Permalink

    Last Friday??? I guess the Family wanted all the press coverage to be after she was laid to rest. Prayers for the family.



  15. tdub
    10:57 pm April 8, 2020 Permalink

    Prayers lifted up for your family. So sorry for your loss.



  16. Jesus H. Chrysler
    11:07 pm April 8, 2020 Permalink

    GODSPEED



  17. JASUN74
    11:15 pm April 8, 2020 Permalink

    So sorry to hear this. Such a kind and beautiful girl. God bless the family and friends of Hayley. Gone way too soon. Praying for you Coach.



  18. JoeBee
    11:22 pm April 8, 2020 Permalink

    Horrible, I’m so sorry.



  19. jimlowe7
    11:40 pm April 8, 2020 Permalink

    Such a useless loss of a young life – prayers to the family!



  20. Urincatland
    5:33 am April 9, 2020 Permalink

    Prayers to the Robic family for peace and comfort!



  21. bbn606
    7:59 am April 9, 2020 Permalink

    Condolences to the Robic family.



  22. UKFanSC
    8:13 am April 9, 2020 Permalink

    Very sad. So young and her whole life in front of her. Prayers to the family



  23. dUKesUKs
    8:17 am April 9, 2020 Permalink

    R.I.P. Haley! Prayers for the entire Robic family!!??



  24. runningunnin.454
    8:43 am April 9, 2020 Permalink

    Heartbreaking news; prayers for her family and friends in this hurtful time.



  25. magimae
    8:49 am April 9, 2020 Permalink

    God bless, prayers



  26. secrick
    9:01 am April 9, 2020 Permalink

    So sorry Coach, for you and your family.



  27. dhard
    9:27 am April 9, 2020 Permalink

    Saddened by their loss. Bless the family in this time.



  28. Johnny C
    11:36 am April 9, 2020 Permalink

    This is a horrible tragedy that puts things into perspective. God please help that family.