Teenage girl dies of cancer – when her mom looks at her coffin, her heart is filled with warmth -


Teenage girl dies of cancer – when her mom looks at her coffin, her heart is filled with warmth

Laura Hillier of Ontario, Canada, was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of thirteen. After intensive treatments, she was declared cancer free, but her and her family’s happiness was short lived as the disease returned again four years later.

Heartrendingly, this young and beautiful soul lost her battle to cancer on January 20, 2016.

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Her family shared the devastating news on the social media through the Facebook page dedicated to Laura’s progress and struggles while she was still alive.

“She fought bravely and all of you would have been so proud of her. Her poise, her courage, her strength and her pure spirit shone through right until the end,” her family wrote.

The Nelson High School student was loved by many. She touched the lives of everyone she had encountered, and it was now her friends’ turn to show her just how much she meant to them.

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They covered her casket with notes, expressing their gratitude, their love, as well as their sorrow that came with her passing.

Their wish was that Laura receive a love-filled farewell worth of a beloved friend and student.

Not only her classmates and teachers, but her family, neighbors, and even the hospital staff all penned tributes to her on her casket.

Facebook / Match For Laura

When they saw their daughter’s casket, Laura’s family were overwhelmed by the outpouring of support.

One of the messages read, “You were musical. You were artistic. You were understanding. You were my bestest friend.” Another read: “Very brave and strong. You will always be a hero.”

Laura’s favorite color, purple, was on display at the church and on people’s clothes.

Sadly, Laura left this world, but the outpouring of love from her local community was heartwarming to see.

May she rest in peace.

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