Delaney Wadsworth’s fight
March 14, 2011
Delaney Wadsworth, the 3-year-old Windsor girl whose public fight with brain cancer inspired thousands, passed away late Sunday night. She passed peacefully surrounded by more than 20 family and friends. Jason, her father, heard her last breath move through her lips in the arms of her mother, Brenna.
“That’s what we were praying for,” Jason said Monday. “It was really painful to watch her these last few days. The look of devastation on her face the day she couldn’t walk was really hard to take. Now all I think about is how happy she is right now. She’s doing what she wants to do.”
There is a candlelight vigil for Delaney from 8-10 p.m. tonight at Windsor Lake. There will also be a public memorial service later this week.
The Wadsworths made her fight public, especially over Facebook (where her page had 31,000 followers as of Monday afternoon), because the disease is so devastating that support, more than any medical treatments, was the best way to fight it, Brenna said.
“It’s the only way we knew how to fight it,” she said.
Plus Delaney was a “hambone,” Brenna said, who loved attention and loved people.
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“It really seemed like the right thing to do,” she said. “She would want everyone to know about her.”
Watch for details on the services and more on her story tomorrow on http://www.thefencepost.com.