Angel On Ice
By: Kiara S. McCoy and Caleb P. McCoy
This book celebrates the life of Kiara (Kia) McCoy. Kia's love and dedication to Jesus Christ could not only be seen in her passion for figure skating but also read in the twenty-three journals and thousands of note cards—packed with verses, quotes, and thoughts—that she left behind. On July 7th, 2012, Kia was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and passed away on March 28th the following year. This book collects the journal entries from Kia's last year—relating her battle with sarcoma, steadfast love for life, and enduring trust in God's sovereignty.
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The decision was made Thursday evening, March 14th, 2013, to call the kids because healthcare professionals didn’t think my mom would live too much longer. I awoke Friday morning in France and saw the text from my dad. I had about an hour to get ready and then a 45-minute drive to the train station in Grenoble to catch a train to Paris. On the three-hour train ride, I was able to talk to Dad and told him to tell Mom that I loved her. The only thing I wanted was to be able to see here one more time…to say ‘’I love you.’’
In the process of writing Angel On Ice, the thought of titles for chapters was one of the last things I thought to consider. I knew that I didn’t want the standard introduction and epilogue titles. My mom’s last journal followed her last year in life from February 2012 until February 2013, so having a dedicated chapter for each month seemed like a logical thing to do. The ‘’introduction’’ was more of an introduction and the ‘’last chapter’’ that I wrote detailing her last moments on this earth from her last journal entry until her final breath deserved more than just a month and year as a title for a chapter. The ‘’epilogue’’ was more than just an ending of the book that my sister beautifully penned.