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November 4, 2009 – March 3, 2017

Diagnosed: December 14, 2021

Written by Payton’s mom

My beautiful Payton was 7 years old when she was diagnosed with DIPG . She was wonderful , beautiful , very caring and she loved the Lord so much. She was always positive and always had a big smile that matched her big bright eyes.

Sadly, we didn’t find out about her illness until about 2 and half weeks before she died on March 3rd, 2017. She was always so upbeat even when she felt sick with bad headaches, loss of balance, falling down sometimes, irregular breathing, dizziness, blurred vision, vomiting at nights or just feeling sick overall. She was suffering from this deadly illness for so long and no one knew. Even through her suffering she was so brave and kept a smile on her face even though she was not feeling well at all. She was such a sweet, beautiful angel and a courageous fighter. I still can’t believe sometimes that I lost such a wonderful beautiful angel. She is in heaven now with the Lord.

I love you and miss you so much, Payton. There is not a day that goes by where I don’t think or talk about you. I know you are in heaven wearing your favorite colors pink and purple. I am so heartbroken, I wish I had more time with you, to watch you play with your dolls or to just hug you as you slept. I visit your grave almost everyday. You were one of my biggest blessings. Your friends and family miss you. Rest In Peace my beautiful angel no more DIPG to hurt you. I pray that they find a cure for this cancer, so that no more children will have to suffer. See you in heaven my beautiful Princess. ❤️

-Love, Mommy ❤️





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