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Vigil tonight after 10-year-old's sudden death

Posted: 12:00 PM, Sep 21, 2015
Updated: 2015-09-21 16:00:06Z

A Canton community is mourning the death of a 10-year-old girl who passed away after collapsing on her way to school last week.

Delaney Riley, a fifth-grader at Glenwood Intermediate School, lost consciousness while walking to school and was found in her neighbor’s driveway, the Canton Repository reports.

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She was taken to Mercy Medical Center on Sept. 15 and then transferred to another hospital but was pronounced dead Sept. 16 at Akron Children’s Hospital, according to the repository .

Plain Local Schools is inviting the community to wear green and pink for a vigil at Schneider Park Monday at 7 p.m.

Attendees will release 150 balloons in Delaney's honor. 

READ MORE from the Canton Repository here.

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