On December 28, 2011, Lacey Holsworth of St. Johns, MI., was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a form of fetal-nerve cell cancer. Neither her parents nor the brave little girl gave up though and- fought till the bitter end.
She died on Wednesday.
Lacey’s struggle with the disease came into the limelight when she was befriended by Michigan State basketball player Adreian Payne.
Payne and his teammates were visiting the Lansing’s Sparrow Hospital in January 2012 when they met Lacey and formed an instant friendship almost right away.
Payne cherished their relationship and called it a “gift from God.” Now saddened and moved by her death, he says, “I know she’s smiling and dancing in heaven right now.”
“My princess is now an angel.”
Lacey lived only lived for eight years but left behind a legacy that will last a lifetime. There are lessons to be learned from her courage and bravery.
She taught us to never give up:
Embrace each day with all its challenges
To smile through pain
Live life to the fullest
Thank you Lacey for showing us the true meaning of a life worth living and goodbye. May you rest in eternal peace.