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Thousands of carolers sing to terminally ill girl: 8-year-old's wish granted

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Thousands of carolers sing to a terminally ill girl in Pennsylvania making her wish come true. On Dec. 22, Mail Online reported that thousands of carolers arrived at the home of Delaney Brown, 8, who is sick with acute myeloid leukemia. Last week, Brown's doctors gave her "days to live" after her grim diagnosis in May. Her mother said that Delaney (Laney for short) has 70% cancer cells in her blood.

Delaney made a bucket list when she learned her prognosis and she has been able to check off quite a few amazing things over the past few days alone.

Aside from thousands of carolers singing to the terminally ill girl, Laney also got to video chat with Taylor Swift. Laney also got to pet an alligator and babysit an infant which were pretty high up on her bucket list. The Brown family started a Facebook page called "Team Laney" where her family updates supporters and friends on Laney's condition. It was through this page that the Brown's were able to tell people about Laney's wish for Christmas carolers -- and thousands of people made that wish come true.

Over the past few months, Laney has had five rounds of radiation and a stem cell transplant but the cancer is too strong. Her family still has hope but their priority is to make Laney as comfortable as possible -- and make as many of her dreams come true as possible while they are able.

The thousands of carolers who got to sing to this terminally ill girl came together for an amazing, moving tribute to a young girl with a big heart. Over 4,000 people gathered outside of Laney's home to sing. Inside Laney posted a message on Facebook... "I can hear you now!!! Love you!"

© Effie Orfanides 2013

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