According to the Detroit News the celebration of life is set for 6:30 p.m. at the Breslin Center on Michigan State University’s campus in East Lansing and everyone is invited to attend.
The family asks that you wear bright colors and smiles to celebrate her life.
Groups made special bracelets and t-shirts with the popular saying “Love Like Lacey” on them, and according to the Detroit News, all of the proceeds will go to the Holsworth family.
Lacey Holsworth was an eight-year-old girl from St. Johns, Michigan and unlikely friend of Michigan State University basketball star Adreian Payne, and passed away on Tuesday after losing her battle with cancer.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that people make a donation to charity of their choice in Lacey’s honor. Her family has put together a fund in her name that you can donate to online and there is also a fund on the site Giveforward to help cover the costs of medical expenses.
In December of 2011 Lacey was temporarily paralyzed by a tumor that wrapped around her spine, but while treatments eventually improved her condition, the cancer returned.
She got the chance to meet Payne about two years ago when the team visited the hospital. She and Payne eventually formed a bond and a friendship that inspired the nation as she walked out with her ‘superman’ as she called him on senior night and helped him cut down the net after the Spartans won the Big Ten Championship.