PENSACOLA, Fla. — A 5-year-old whose photo with her grandfather touched the hearts of people all over the world has died of an aggressive form of brain cancer.

Braylynn Lawhon of Gulf Breeze, Fla., was recognized Dec. 6 with a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma tumor shortly earlier than her fifth birthday. She died Monday.

The brain cancer most generally impacts youngsters ages 5 to 10 and is all the time deadly.

“Princess Braylynn has left us,” the kid’s mom, Ally Parker, posted Monday night on Facebook. “She can finally enter her kingdom. She fought so hard for so long; she exceeded everyone’s expectations. I will post funeral arrangements once they have been made.”

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A photo that Braylynn’s mother took in early January confirmed the kid’s grandfather, Sean Peterson crying beside Braylynn as she lay on a hospital mattress at The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart in Pensacola. The 49-year-old Peterson himself is preventing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also called Lou Gehrig’s illness, and may not converse as a result of of the illness.

News websites shared the photo, which led to an outpouring of help for the household. Well-wishers despatched donations, presents, garments and meals to Braylynn and her household, in line with the kid’s grandmother.

The household had been making an attempt to boost cash by way of GoFundMe for surgical procedure from a specialist in North Carolina.

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