Laney Brown, an 8 year old with a purpose

Delaney “Laney” Ann Brown
December 20, 2005 – December 25, 2013

May 2013 a precious 8 year old child, Laney Brown, was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. Soon after a Facebook page was created to offer prayer and support to her family as they go through this unimaginable time.  Her story got the attention of new fans all over the world as Laney developed a bucket list that involved one of country musics biggest stars.  She wanted to meet Taylor Swift and asked that people to sing christmas carols at her home.

Laney got the greatest birthday present ever last Friday as she was able to Skype with her superstar hero. After it received worldwide attention the Make A Wish Foundation made this dream come true.  The next day, over 10000 carolers showed up at her home to sing and pray for the child. Even in her ailing state, Laney was able to show appreciation for the carolers with a sweet smile and 2 thumbs up.

Sadly, Laney lost her battle early Christmas morning. Her mom made this announcement on her Facebook page

While this is not the outcome anyone wanted for Laney there is no doubt she made a lasting impact. The leading requests on her bucket list were checked off and she brought thousands together to teach a town, the entire world really, what really mattered this Christmas.

Author: Country Cadre

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