Dying Pa. girl gets Christmas carol wish granted
Posted: December 22, 2013 - 4:00am

Mike Simmons holds his daughter Gracie Simmons, 11, both of Wyomissing, while Gracie shoots video of the caroling, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in West Reading, Pa., where thousands of people came out to sing Christmas carols in front of the home of Delaney "Laney" Brown, 8, who is terminally ill with a rare form of leukemia. (AP Photo/Reading Eagle, Ben Hasty)

WEST READING, Pa. (AP) — Thousands of Christmas carolers are gathered to sing outside the home of a terminally ill Pennsylvania girl.

The singers are fulfilling one of 8-year-old Delaney Brown's wishes: a huge holiday sing-along outside her West Reading home. On her "Team Laney" Facebook page, a picture of Delaney giving two thumbs up was accompanied by the text, "I can hear you now!!! Love you!"

Delaney was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia in May. Her family says earlier this week doctors gave her only days to live.

Supporters have been trying to fulfill a number of Delaney's wishes. She video chatted with singer Taylor Swift on Friday, her eighth birthday.

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