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  • 'The truth of it is that we're grieving a child that's living'

    After their seven-year-old daughter, Sophia was diagnoses with DIPG, a fatal brain cancer, her parents have struggled with how to cope with caring for their child that has a fatal prognosis.

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A rare brain tumor is killing their 7-year-old. Still, they hope for a miracle.

September 20, 2017 05:00 AM

UPDATED September 21, 2017 11:51 AM

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  • Sophia Myers was an angel among us

    Sophia Myers died Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, less than a month from her eighth birthday. She had been diagnosed in February with DIPG, a rare form of brain cancer. Sophia captured the hearts of people across South Mississippi and the country as she bravely fought against the fatal disease while her parents, Angel and Josh Myers, did all they could to make her final days happy and comfortable.