McKenna Schummer dies after battle with cancer - WNEM TV 5

McKenna Schummer dies after battle with cancer

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McKenna Schummer, 11, has died after a long battle with bone cancer.

McKenna was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, rare form of bone cancer, in June of 2016.

The Grand Blanc girl recently made news for her plans to open a beauty bar at the Children's Hospital in Detroit to help sick children look and feel their best.

"Her infectious smile, it just lit up the room everywhere she went," said Todd Schummer, McKenna's father.

"She was such a cool kid. I wish everyone just really had a chance to get to know her," said Melissa Schummer, McKenna's mother.

She said McKenna never complained during the last two years.

"She went through two years of so much difficulty and pain and anguish. She would never complain about it and she would always smile," Melissa said.

Melissa said the family will continue McKenna's mission for the beauty bar.

"We get to still be a part of her and it is very humbling to see where this is going to go," Melissa said.

McKenna's sister and friends want to make sure her dreams still come true.

If you want to donate you can drop off donations at the Detroit Children's Hospital. The beauty bar doesn't have an exact date of when it will open, but when it does McKenna's family said she will be there in spirit.

"She has inspired so many people to be better, to be better on the inside as well as the out," Melissa said.

McKenna's funeral will take place at 10:30 a.m. on March 13 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 11804 S. Saginaw St. in Grand Blanc. Visitation is at the Swartz Funeral Home from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. on Monday.

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