Girl Who Died From Leukemia Has Local Connection (LINKS)

WADENA September 10, 2012 (KMOK) --Funeral services are this afternoon for a Wadena girl who died from cancer and whose father is formerly from Courtland.

8-year-old Jane Fiemeyer of Wadena (read the obit ) died at  last Thursday  after a year-long battle with leukemia.

Her father is David (George) Fiemyer formerly of Courtland.

READ her story on Caringbridge
She died just hours before she was supposed to meet the band "Big Time Rush" through a video chat. She watched a video made be the band just hours before she died.

Jane was released from Chilren's Hospital on Wednesday and because of her condition had deterioated, Make-A-Wish and the band were trying to quickly made her last wish come true.

According to a statement released by the family, "family, friends and complete strangers" have been "touched and inspired by her spirit and strenght."

It was a social media camgain that help get the bands attention.

Funeral services are at 3 p-m today at Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary School gymnasium.

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