Sophie Elena Dadej

Born in Nashville, Tennessee on November 2, 2008

Departed on August 1, 2019 and resided in Brentwood, Tennessee

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Sophie Elena Dadej passed on August 1st, 2019, after heroically battling rhabdomyosarcoma for four years. Born on November 2nd, 2008, Sophie was deeply loved by all who met her, and she was adored by her mother, brother, grandparents, and her entire family.

Sophie was creative and gifted with a quick wit and humor that far surpassed her age. To the end of her life, she could transform a room with an unexpected joke. She loved movies and stories about adventure, as well as those that focused on family. She loved music and dancing, drawing and all that allowed her to exercise her artistic gifts.

"Super Sophie" was the name given to her after her first diagnosis. No name could have been more fitting. She fought cancer in its ugliest form with utmost bravery. She never wavered in the fight, and she inspired thousands who followed her story through the words of her mother, Mary Dadej. Sophie was the brightest light with a boundless, unfaltering spirit. She will be desperately missed but never forgotten, and her legacy will echo through the many who were forever changed by her courage.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the honor page establishing a rhabdomyosarcoma research program in honor of Sophie,

5 Comments to Sophie Elena Dadej

  1. Missy, Dennis, Marti & Dennis Mark Acosta
    August 5, 2019 6:28 am

    Mary, our prayers continue to be with you now and in the days to come.

  2. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville: The counties of Cheatham, Dickson, & Wilson
    August 5, 2019 4:03 pm

    Thinking of this precious family as we remember the life of Super Sophie. May God wrap His arms of compassion around those who loved her.

  3. Stephanie Beard
    August 5, 2019 5:56 pm


    Sophie was the bravest person I’m ever encountered. May your family be strengthened during this time. No words will help ease your pain but the good Lord can. Rest Sophie and May your legacy live on forever.

    August 5, 2019 6:26 pm

    Hope Bible Study Class of Bellevue Baptist Church sends our sincere sympathy to Super Sophie’s family. May God surround her entire family with His love and comfort during this difficult time. Grandmother Carole is a faithful member of our class and has shared with us her love for Super Sophie many times as we lifted prayers for the little angel.

  5. Raymond Alan Shields
    August 6, 2019 11:40 am

    Teri and I continue to pray for you Mary and your family. Super Sophie was an inspiration and thank you for sharing her story for all of us to see just how wonderful a child and warrior as she fought this horrible disease. SHE HAS WON!!!

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