Carly was a very determined, independent, strong willed child who stole the hearts of many. She had a tremendous spirit of love and generosity. Carly did more in her five years to touch a multitude of people's hearts and to create a kinder, compassionate world, even if it's just our little corner of the world, than most people do in a lifetime. Perhaps we should measure life by how many people you touch, not by years. Looking at it from this perspective, Carly lived a long lifetime.
Carly had many joys in life including singing, dancing, riding bikes and scooters, spending time with her older brother, going to the beach, swimming, taking walks, hanging out around the campfire, playing with animals, Disney Princesses and spending time with friends and family. February 16, 2009, Carly was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), a rare and inoperable brain tumor that has no cure. She fought a very brave and courageous 15 month battle, and never lost her determination along the way. In the end Carly won the battle, she got to Heaven before us. We will miss her, but she will live in our hearts forever.
She is a true inspiration and a HERO to many!