Cheney girl, Sierra Higbee loses long medical battle

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by OTHELLO RICHARDS & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on June 25, 2013 at 6:13 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 8 at 12:22 PM

CHENEY, Wash. -- A young girl suffering from a rare form of bone cancer died Monday. Sierra Higbee’s mother wrote about her daughter’s death on Facebook the same day.

“Our sweet Sierra passed away this morning. She is now with our Heavenly Father and smiling with the angels. Thank you all for keeping our family in your thoughts and prayers. We hope that Sierra's beautiful spirit has touched your lives as much as she has touched ours,” wrote Mindy Higbee

Higbee had part of her left leg removed in July 2012 due to bone cancer.

The eight-year-old suffered a setback in early 2013 according to her family. Higbee had a seizure in February and doctors learned she had a tumor in the back of her brain.

Higbee had multiple surgeries and treatments for her condition, but doctors told her family that they were out of options for how to treat her in May.

The family went to Seattle in June to search for other options. They said considered leaving the United States for treatment.

Higbee's mother left another message on the Support Sierra page on Tuesday.

“I am so happy that she is no longer in pain, but I ache to hold her in my arms. I love you so much Sierra Lynn and I always will. I will be holding you in my heart until I see you again. Love and kisses, Mom.”

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