News

8 year old girl who got caroling wish dies

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 25, 2013 10:00 AM
Black_ribbon.png

Photo by Wikicommons user Niki K

(West Reading) --  A terminally ill girl who received support from thousands of Christmas carolers over the weekend has died.

Family spokesman Christopher Winters says 8-year-old Delaney Brown of West Reading ``passed away quietly with her loving family by her side'' early Christmas morning.

He says the family is requesting privacy now ``to celebrate their daughter's life and to mourn her loss.''

Delaney, nicknamed Laney, was diagnosed in May with a rare form of leukemia.

Thousands gathered outside her home Saturday night to fulfill her wish for a huge holiday singalong.

An update posted on the ``Team Laney'' Facebook page says, ``My heart breaks right now. Our little angel on earth earned her pink glittery angel wings in heaven. ... I miss her so much already.''

Published in News

back to top

Post a comment

Support for witf is provided by:

Become a witf sponsor today »

witf's Public Insight Network

Real Life Real Issues

Grave 43: Remembering Pony

National Edward R. Murrow Awards

DuPont Columbia Awards

Support Local Journalism

Latest News from NPR

Support for witf is provided by:

Become a witf sponsor today »