#11: Student’s casket becomes handwritten sendoff | The Wichita Eagle

A Canadian teen who died months after she graduated Nelson High School in Burlington, Ontario, has received a heartwarming memorial: Her coffin was covered in loving yearbook tributes, thanks to her family and friends.

According to Mashable, Laura Hillier, 18, died on Jan. 20 after battling myeloid leukemia for years.

Her friends and family covered her coffin with the colorful, handwritten, tightly spaced, farewell messages that would fill the back pages of a yearbook for years to come.

A photo of her coffin was shared online by a classmate with the following caption: “A girl from my high school died this year, this was what her parents did for her coffin. … I couldn’t possibly share this without including the message that a big part of why she died was due to long wait times for transplant patients.”

Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/news/nation-world/article58875483.html#storylink=cpy

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