MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — The family of 11-year-old Aubreigh Nicholas says she passed away early Wednesday evening after her almost year-long battle with a rare form of brain cancer.
The family wrote on Aubreigh’s Army:
“With a huge heavy heart, I am reporting that my baby girl took her last breath at 6:43. She is one heck of a fighter, but she died so peacefully. She is no longer suffering and danced into God’s arms today! This picture means so much because these 2 are loving each other right now! Our faith has grown so much from her and she has made us so much better! Our life will be forever changed, but she is whole again! “
For the past year, Aubreigh has captured the hearts of many in the Mobile/Semmes community.
Aubreigh was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, or DIPG, in September 2017.
Last week Thursday, her family posted on Facebook saying she was “extremely critical” and asked the community for prayers. The post saying “she has some levels that are high and some that are leveling. We are not in the clear and don’t know if we will be. She is not on the vent and her organs aren’t failing, she is resting and we and docs are trying everything possible!!”
Friends came together Tuesday supporting Aubreigh to surprise her family with a brand new cement patio, something the Nicholas family has wanted for months, but the cement wasn’t the only surprise. They had MOB-rocks and Aubreigh’s handprints placed into the cement giving the Nicholas family a piece of Aubreigh they can have forever.
Aubreigh was also a warrior behind the “Lemon Face Challenge” to help spread awareness about DIPG through social media. Many took on Aubreigh’s challenge, including Nick Saban, Gus Malzahn, and Congressman Bradley Byrne.