COPLAY, Pa. - Balloons filled the sky in part of Lehigh County Tuesday night to remember a young girl who touched countless people's lives.
Ella Grace Luchansky died last year from a rare childhood cancer.
Family and friends gathered in Coplay Tuesday for a balloon release in honor of Ella
Tuesday would have been her sixth birthday.
During her short life, Ella inspired people as far away as California, where a singer who heard Ella's story was moved to write a song about her.
Ella's family was touched by the large number of people who came out Tuesday.
"One of the biggest things when you lose a child is that you worry about them being forgotten. Just knowing people remember her and can support us and can still come out her after her death is a huge, huge help," said Ella's mom, Jennifer Kresge
The family continues to honor Ella's memory by staying active in causes benefiting the Pediatric Cancer Foundation and other organizations.
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