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Caitlin Dickey loses battle to cancer

Published On: May 20 2013 12:01:01 PM CDT

Girl celebrates bday at Miracle League field

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -

A little girl battling cancer we told you about recently has passed away.

On Friday, Caitlin Dickey lost her fight with brain cancer.

Caitlin, of Center Valley, Lehigh Co., was diagnosed five years ago.

She got to throw out the first pitch recently at a game at the Miracle League of the Lehigh Valley.

Her mom, Meri Dickey, said Caitlin's brain tumor samples will be donated for research in hopes some other child will benefit.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 44 E. Market Street in Bethlehem.

Calling times are Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden Street in Bethlehem, and on Wednesday at the church from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to the Neuro-Oncology Fund at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th Street and Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, Pa. 19104-4399.

Caitlin would have turned 10 on June 6.