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Lucy Duersch

Born: March 17, 2011
Diagnosed: August 5, 2016
Died: September 23, 2017

– Happy – Funny – Bright – Beautiful – Kind –

Mom, Vicky, remembers: “A couple of weeks before she passed away, Lucy had lost the ability to move just about everything but one of her arms and her eyes. The smile which had been ever present throughout her life was seen less and less.

“One day we turned on some music as she lay in her hospice bed at home and immediately her arm went up in an effort to dance and a smile lit up her face. Lucy was always happy no matter what happened, even when she had lost nearly all function. That’s the essence of Lucy’s personality.”

Mom (Vicky), Dad (Paul), brothers Benjamin and Rhett, sister, Ella, and brother, Henry, want to share Lucy’s story because: “Lucy was such a delightful child, full of goodness and light. She could have done so much good had she been given a chance to grow up and share her happy nature with the world. DIPG took that away. We hope that others will be touched by Lucy’s story and moved to contribute toward efforts to cure DIPG, knowing it could strike a child they love at any time.”

Lucy had a naturally happy disposition from birth and was rarely seen without a smile. She loved life and found joy in nearly everything. She loved to tell jokes, give gifts, sing, and have dance parties. She brightened the lives of all who met her.