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Friends and family gather to remember special young girl

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It was a day of smiles and plenty of tears, as people gathered at Michigan State University's Breslin Center in East Lansing to remember one of their biggest and brightest supporters.

Lacey Holsworth, 8, gained national attention and captured hearts across the country after forming a special bond with Spartan star Adreian Payne.

Lacey passed away last week after a battle with cancer. Thousands of people packed the Breslin Center for her memorial Thursday night.

Honoring the life of Lacey tugged at all of our hearts. Princess Lacey, as she became known, had a captivating heart and smile.

The friendships she formed with the Michigan State Spartans basketball team and most notably Adriean Payne told a story that has been shared throughout the world.

A story, reminding us life is bigger than just our challenges. Life's about what you do with it and who you touch.

It was a tribute to the Spartan princess who taught us again what it is to love life and love others.

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