On their blog Team Amos the family announced that Evie’s father had passed away.
On their blog they talked about faith and how it lead to the decision to take Amos off life support.
“After some pondering we came to the conclusion that faith is action. We wanted to show our trust in God and His will for Amos.
Tom received inspiration that our action should be to take Amos off life support and allow for God’s will to be done while allowing room for a miracle of healing or room for Amos to be released from a body that had been taken over by cancer.”
Amos Abplanalp had been serving as a bishop for an Arizona ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints before he was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. He and Hillary (his wife) have 5 children including Evie who made it through to the finale in the show.
Hillary Abplanalp detailed the family’s decision to take her husband off life support.
“We watched him take his last breaths as he continued to breathe for about 15 minutes on his own…The children burst into tears but are now at home laughing at old home movies of Daddy and remembering our great love for the most wonderful man any of us have ever known.”
“We find constant peace and joy in the knowledge that Jesus Christ paid the price of death so that it has no lasting victory. We will be with Amos again and we feel he can now be with us without the restrictions of his mortal body. Our faith in the Savior has grown today and our family has been strengthened forever.”