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.