River Sage Roche
This space is designated for the remembrance of our daughter and grand daughter River
River Sage Roche was born September 9, 2016 in Port Huron to Robert C. and Alicia C. Roche. She was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, DIPG, in August 2018, which is an aggressive brain tumor with limited treatment options and less than 1% survival rate. We pursued alternative treatment options which helped maintain quality of life for a short while but the cancer progressed rapidly and she began to decline significantly in the last few weeks.
She passed peacefully at the age of 2 on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, listening to her favorite songs and stories, in the comfort of her own home surrounded by family.
She was a very vibrant and happy kid who loved to play, dance, sing, go to the beach and enjoy all life has to offer. Although, River was only on this earth for a short period of time she had an enormous impact on many lives through her joyful spirit, energetic attitude and lovable smile.
Now River is an angel in heaven looking over her family down here on Earth. We love you forever and miss you everyday until we meet again...