Popular Teen Dies Hours Before Welcome Home Parade

November 1, 2012 Updated Nov 1, 2012 at 12:51 PM EDT

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Popular Teen Dies Hours Before Welcome Home Parade

November 1, 2012 Updated Nov 1, 2012 at 12:51 PM EDT

A sad story from Kansas.

According to a report from the Wichita Eagle, a 15-year-old girl suffering from leukemia died on Tuesday, just a few hours before a welcome home parade was to be held in her honor. A candlelight vigil was held in place of the parade, according to the Wichita Eagle report.

Read the Wichita Eagle report HERE.