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Girl Who Inspired Christmas Carolers Passes Away

Story By: Larry Stine



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  Original Published: 12/26/2013

A little girl whose Christmas wish inspired thousands of people to sing in the streets, has died. Eight-year-old Laney Brown suffered from leukemia. She loved music and dancing. Her dying wishes were to meet country music star Taylor Swift and for some people to come by her house for a night of caroling. On Friday, her birthday, Laney and Swift video-chatted through Facetime. Then, Saturday night, the singers came to her home in West Reading, Pennsylvania. At first, it was hundreds of people, then thousands. Then, it was about 10,000. She was too weak to go to the window, but heard the wonderful music. Her mother says she took her last breath at 3:10 a.m. Christmas day. She was surrounded by family and friends.

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