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Beloved Southport girl dies after battle with cancer

SOUTHPORT, Ind. — A beloved Southport girl has passed away after a struggle with cancer, the Southport Police Department announced Tuesday.

In November, fifth-grader Savannah McHale was diagnosed with a form of cancer called DIPG, a brain tumor that’s both rare and inoperable.

Her mother, Kimberly McHale, said Savannah had an inoperable tumor on her brain stem. In February, Kimberly told FOX59 of the weekly trips she and 10-year-old Savannah would take to Cincinnati for treatment.

Despite her devastating diagnoses, Savannah’s message was “stay happy.”

“Keep smiling and stay positive,” Savannah said.

Down to one income, Southport police organized a fundraiser with UNO Pizzeria and Grill in Southport last winter to help the family.

“They’re all part of our family, and we want to make sure that they’re taken care of,” Officer John Benton said. 

Savannah’s death has been heartbreaking for the Southport community.

“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our dear friend, Savannah McHale,” the Southport Police Department wrote in a tweet.

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