At Clyde Senior High School’s graduation ceremony Sunday, 200 orange helium balloons were released in honor of Taylor Norman, who wasn’t able to attend graduation with the rest of her classmates.
Norman, 17, was at the Cleveland Clinic for treatment of acute myeloid leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. On Monday morning, she passed away.
“She cared so much for her family and was an absolute joy to be around,” said Lori Davis, Norman’s aunt.
After being diagnosed in January 2012 and getting treatment, Norman eventually went into remission in April 2013. Over the weekend, Norman had a stroke. She had severe blood clots in her heart and other internal organs.
“She was a rock and never said a negative word at all,” Davis said. “She never complained, not even once.”
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