Summary: Florida teen who had fulfilled her dream by graduating from high school despite a long, painful battle with brain cancer with which she was diagnosed in 2001, who was supported by her small northern Florida community throughout her illness and studied for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test so she could earn her diploma, and who drew a standing ovation when she walked at a special graduation ceremony in September 2004.
Cause of Death: Complications from brain cancer
Born: July 12, 1987
Died: January 26, 2005
Location: Bell, Florida