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Brave Bossier City girl succumbs to cancer after dream trip to Disney

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Jamarria Wade, 9 (Source: Pay It Forward Network/Facebook) Jamarria Wade, 9 (Source: Pay It Forward Network/Facebook)
Jamarria's classmates at Stockwell Elementary School surprised her in May with the news that she would be going to Disney World. Jamarria's classmates at Stockwell Elementary School surprised her in May with the news that she would be going to Disney World.
In mid-May, Bossier City firefighters hosted a lunch fundraiser to help Jamarria's wishes come true. In mid-May, Bossier City firefighters hosted a lunch fundraiser to help Jamarria's wishes come true.
BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) -

The very brave 9-year-old Bossier city girl who recently saw her wishes come true an all-expenses-paid trip to Disney has lost her battle with cancer. 

At the end of February, St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis sent 9-year-old Jamarria Wade home, after coming to realization there wasn't anything more they could do. Cancerous tumors had spread throughout her body.

Despite the terminal diagnosis, Jamarria told family and teachers she will still fight for her life.

Jamarria's school and her community rallied around her, surrounding her with love and raising money with the help of the Pay It Forward Networking (PIFN) to help make her wishes reality. 

Chik-Fil-A in Bossier City also jumped on board, holding a fundraiser. And the Bossier City Fire Department grilled up hamburgers in exchange for donations for Jamarria in mid-May. 

Jamarria realized her dream of having private dance lessons before heading to Disney World in June, after the non-profit PIFN used social media to help boost donations.

In just three days they were able to raise more than $6,000 for Jamarria and her family. The fund was set up by a woman in the Stockwell area, who wanted to support the fourth grader who lives in her community.

PIFN announced Jamarria's passing on the organization's Facebook page early Friday evening, asking for all to keep her family in their prayers.

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