Dying girl gets Christmas carol wish granted
WEST READING, Pa. (KGO) -- Nearly 10,000 people walked down a Pennsylvania Street Saturday night, singing Christmas carols to grant the wish of a dying 8-year-old girl.
Delaney Brown was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia in May. Her family says earlier this week doctors gave her only days to live.
She made a wish for her neighbors to lift their voices in holiday song, and they came through. They brought more than just song, they offered hope and compassion
"This was God's way of saying, 'okay listen, I need you to go over and see my little angel and give her off that sending she deserves,'" caroler Krysta Rebe said.
"I can't even express how I feel," fellow caroler Chandra Smith said.
Delaney was too weak to see her wish come true, but she heard it, and she felt it. On her "Team Laney" Facebook page, a picture of Delaney giving two thumbs up was accompanied by the text, "I can hear you now!!! Love you!"
Supporters have been trying to fulfill a number of Delaney's wishes. She video chatted with singer Taylor Swift on Friday, her eighth birthday.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report)
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