Dying 8-Year-Old Gets Wish as Thousands Sing Christmas Carols Outside Her Home

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Dec 23, 2013   |   5:26PM   |   West Reading, PA

Little 8-year-old Delaney Brown is terminally ill, having been diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia in May. Delaney wanted just one thing, for lots of people to come to her house and sing her Christmas carols, to make the Christmas season special.

She got her wish and the following video is a testament to the human spirit — with thousands of people coming together to sing her songs. The outpouring of support from the community was strong but Delaney also got to video chat with her favorite music superstar, Taylor Swift.

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The mayor of West Reading came out to support the young girl and her family.

“With her birthday yesterday and Christmas coming next week, I just can’t even fathom what [the family is] going through,” he said.

Many people held back tears.

“All she wants is carols? We can do that,” caroller Meghan McGee said.

Another caroller, Melanie Searfoss, just wanted to show her support.



“To put her mark on the world as she did in these eight years, especially the last year of her life. I think it’s something that should make her family very proud,” she said.

A social media page was set up to support Delaney and her family. It has attracted more than 45,000 followers.