Terminally Ill Pa. Girl Dies Christmas Day After Receiving Her Caroling Wish

By: CBS/AP Posted by Carissa Fox
By: CBS/AP Posted by Carissa Fox
Delaney Brown | Facebook

Delaney Brown | Facebook

WEST READING, Pa. A terminally ill eastern Pennsylvania 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.

As carolers sang, a photo posted of Brown on the "Team Laney" Facebook page showed her giving two thumbs up stating "I can hear you now!!! Love you!"

An update posted on theFacebook 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."

CBS/AP


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