Video: Zoe Inciong's 16th Birthday Party

YouTube sensations AJ Rafael, Jeremy Passion, Tori Kelly and others surprised Zoe during her 16th birthday party on July 1, four days before she passed away from cancer.

Popular YouTube sensation AJ Rafael released a video Wednesday of his surprise performance on July 1 for 16-year-old , a cancer patient who passed away July 5.

Zoe was battling Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, for nearly a year, according to family members.

Rafael, accompanied by fellow online celebrities Tori Kelly, Jeremey Passion and others, surprised Zoe for her 16th birthday party at Swiss Park in Newark.

The video of the their visit is titled "Why I Make Music, Part 1 (Tribute to Zoe Inciong)." It includes footage of Zoe in her final days surrounded by a giant crowd of family and friends, along with clips of the singers' performances.

"Thank you for your inspiration," Rafael told Zoe before performing one of her favorite songs.

In the description for the video, Rafeal wrote:

Zoe Inciong lost her battle with cancer on July 5th, 2012 after only 16 years and 5 days on Earth but won a place in heaven amongst God and His angels. We will miss you, Zoe.

The local teen and James Logan High School girl's water polo star inspired many in the Union City community through her various blood drives, awareness events and fundraisers.

Her viewing was held this week, with the last viewing scheduled for Wednesday, 5 to 9 p.m. at , located at 32223 Cabello St. in Union City.

A funeral mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, also at St. Anne’s, with the burial to follow immediately after at Holy Sepulchre Cemetary, located at 1051 Harder Rd. in Hayward.

The family requests that attendees wear blue for Zoe’s funeral.

“She loved the color blue,” Zoe’s mother, Maria Inciong, told Union City Patch previously. “Tiffany blue is her favorite shade, but any blue is fine.”

Zoe’s family is also asking that community members make donations to a charity of their choosing in lieu of flowers. Donations can also be made directly to Zoe’s fund, “,” to: 
Zoe Inciong
, "So Things Don't Suck," 
30530 Del Valle Place
, Union City, CA 94587.

“She wanted to donate her money to a charity or create a scholarship to keep her spirit alive,” Maria Inciong said. “So Things Don’t Suck” fund was conceived as a means to help others with cancer and the family intends to continue with her wishes, she added.

For more updates from Zoe’s family and to share and see memories of Zoe, visit her Facebook remembrance page at www.facebook.com/ZoeLualhatiRabuyInciong.


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Shan Serran July 12, 2012 at 12:30 AM
Pure awesomeness! Love it. I'm so happy to see that she enjoyed it.


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