Nine months ago, Hallie Kyed was just two years old when she was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in April 2023.
Tragically, as her father, NFL reporter for the Boston Herald, Doug Kyed shared on Instagram, Hallie, at the age of 2, has passed away on January 21.
According to Kyed, things took a turn for his little girl when she relapsed following a bone marrow transplant. Her chemotherapy had stopped working.
“Hallie died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday morning as Jen and I held her hands in bed,” Doug wrote. “We’re completely lost and heartbroken without Hallie. Our lives will never be the same.”
As Doug continued, his little girl “was a special kid.” And despite being just two years old, “she made a positive impact on so many people she met.”
“We were lucky to be her parents, and Olivia was fortunate to have the best baby sister.”
As the reporter explained, they “knew the prognosis was poor when she relapsed after her bone marrow transplant, so the whole family spent special time at the hospital last week, but we held out hope for remission because of how brave, strong and resilient Hallie had been through her entire nine-month battle with acute myeloid leukemia and all of its complications.”