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Baby supported by Upstate community dies after battle with cancer

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Baby Lylah-Jean (Source: Walbert Funeral Home) Baby Lylah-Jean (Source: Walbert Funeral Home)

After months of battling a rare form of cancer, baby Lylah-Jean Lister who captured so many hearts in the Upstate has passed away.

Lylah-Jean was born in Greenville with an atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor (ATRT), an aggressive and rare form of childhood brain cancer. In her first few months of life, she had already gone through multiple rounds of chemotherapy but the Lister family was told they would only have a few months with their newborn daughter.

The Upstate community rallied around the family to raise money for Lylah-Jean's treatments, holding a charity ride and benefit in November 2016.

On Saturday, Lylah-Jean passed away at 8 months old at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

According to her obituary, the Lister family moved to the Reading, Pennsylvania area to be closer to the hospital.

Lylah-Jean is survived by her parents, Jennifer and Travis Lister; siblings David, Alex, Noah and Madison; and grandparents Linda Dandro, Clifton Kennett and Judy Green.

A family friend said at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, a memorial service for Lylah-Jean will be held at the Fred W. Symmes Chapel in Cleveland, also known as "Pretty Place."

Arrangements in Reading will be handled by Walbert Funeral Home.


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