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Thousands of carolers sing to terminally ill girl in Pennsylvania

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[caption id="attachment_76344" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Thousands of carolers sing to terminally ill girl in Pennsylvania Thousands of carolers sing to terminally ill girl in Pennsylvania[/caption]Carolers make terminally ill girl's dream come true

The last Christmas wish of an eight-year-old Pennsylvania girl was granted on Saturday when thousands of people showed up outside of her West Reading home to sing Christmas carols.
Delaney Brown was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in May and has recently been given just days to live by her doctors. Thousands answered the call, when they learned Delaney requested to hear carolers as one of her last wishes.

Her family has been working to grant as many of those wishes as they are able to in these last few weeks. Laney also got to speak with music sensation, Taylor Swift, her favorite performer, by video chat on FaceTime a few days ago, to celebrate her eighth birthday. And then on Saturday, the carolers, who some say numbered 10,000, filled the streets outside of Laney's home, and sang, among others, "Joy to the World," "Jingle Bells," and "Silent Night." Laney held two thumbs up in a photo taken by her family to let the singers know that they had made her wish come true and she could hear the music.

Over 89,000 people are following a Facebook page that her family is keeping, entitled "Team Laney."

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On The Web:
Dying 8yo Delaney Brown gets Christmas carol wish as thousands gather outside her Pennsylvania home
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-23/dying-8yo-girl-gets-christmas-carol-wish/5173030

Dying girl's Christmas wish granted by 10,000 carolers
http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/22/us/dying-girl-christmas-carol-wish/

Karen is a Toronto based writer, and has been writing full-time for eCanadaNow since May of 2011, covering many topics including politics and world issues. Prior to her work writing and editing for eCanadaNow, she worked as a freelance journalist. You can email Karen at [Karene at ecanadanow.com]

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