Friends and family paint 34th Street wall to remember Baby Paisley
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Friends and family of a Gainesville baby who passed away from a rare disease spread some color on a dark moment.
Dozens of people painted the 34th Street Graffiti Wall in bright colors to remember Baby Paisley.
Paisley was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. She was just 17 months old when she passed away May 5.
Paisley's mother said painting the wall wasn't just for her child, but for other children fighting cancer.
"No child should have to suffer cancer, and through this my hope is that her legacy will live on, and more people will become aware of the lack of funding with childhood cancer that could potentially develop a cure to help these kids fight so that they wouldn't have to pass away the way Paisley did." Samantha Wright, Paisley's mother, said.
On May 9 at 9 p.m. there will be a candlelight ceremony at the 34th Street Graffiti Wall. The memorial service for Paisley will be held at Grace at Fort Clark Church May 16 at 3 p.m.
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