No Parents Should Have To Bury Their Own Child…
But the students of Nelson High School in Ontario, Canada made the event a little bit easier for the devastated parents of Laura Hillier. Laura was diagnosed with leukemia when she was just 13-years-old, and for the next 4 years, she was luckily in remission.
In this time, Laura was able to to have an amazing high school experience, buy in May 2015 her cancer returned, and unfortunately Laura passed away on January 20, 2016. Laura’s parents delivered the sad news not only to Laura’s friends, but also to the thousands of supporters on the “Hope For Laura” Facebook page.
“She fought bravely and all of you would have been so proud of her. Her poise, her courage, her strength and her pure spirit shone through right until the end.”
On January 30, a beautiful ceremony celebrated Laura’s life, and people from her school and community were in attendance. But Laura’s creative friends had one last beautiful trick up their sleeve that transformed her funeral from a somber acknowledgement of her death into a heartfelt celebration of her life.