I spent a lot of time with Kylie and her mother Nicole during my first few months at the Beacon-News as we worked on a story about Kylie battling a rare form of cancer in her brain and spinal cord.
An update just over a year ago now showed she was doing great in her recovery, but unfortunately they could not remove everything and the tumor grew back.
This weekend, after 2 years and 6 months of battling, Kylie finally gave in.
My heart and thoughts go out to her parents Nicole and Dustin. They had a truly amazing daughter that made a lasting impact on not only myself but everyone around her.