ROBERTDALE, Ala. (WALA) - A concerned community came together the night of Monday, August 5 for a candlelight prayer service for a 12-year-old local girl in need of a miracle. Carlin Davis, a seventh grader at St. Patrick's School, is fighting a losing battle to a brain tumor.
Monday night, classmates, family and friends gathered at her school to pray for her life.
"We're here to pray for a miracle, and that's what she needs," Carlin's teacher, Danielle Gorney, said.
The tumor found on her brain stem in August 2012 has progressed, confining Davis to a wheelchair. Speech is difficult, and she's losing the use of her hands.
Doctors said the tumor is inoperable.
"There's no words," Gorney said. "As a teacher, your students become your kids. You can't imagine the heart break of her parents, of her. It has been awful."
An award-winning video in Carlin's honor, made by her seventh grade classmates, was shown at the service.
"It's from the children, and it just shows their love for her, and that she has not been alone through this whole process," Gorney said.
"She's amazing, strong," said Carlin's friend Anna Webb. "I don't know how she does it every day. She's just amazing."
One year before her best friend's diagnosis, Shannon lost her father to cancer.
"I was really scared," McAuliffe said.
Again, she's forced to watch the fight.
"Carlin is probably the nicest person that I've ever met, and she has been one of my best friends since third grade," McAuliffe said. "I was really sad when I found out she had cancer."
The Davis family couldn't attend the service. They were on their way up to Tennessee for a regularly scheduled appointment at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
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