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The 4-year-old subject of a viral photo depicting the tragic reality of childhood cancer has died, just weeks after her image touched hearts around the world.

After a year-long battle against neuroblastoma, Jessica Whelan, 4, of Lancashire, England, passed away Sunday.

 

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Her dad posted:

Fly high my beautiful princess, watch over me, mummy and James. Ride free on horses in heaven and enjoy being with loved ones and free from your pain.

I will never forget you and I am honoured to call you my daughter. I love you more than words can convey, much more than you will ever know.

Goodnight Jessica Mae, sweet dreams, rest in peace.

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