Brevard girl loses battle with cancer

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Bethany Cobb

BREVARD, N.C. — An 11-year-old girl who received an overwhelming response on social media to help her dying wish come true has lost her battle with cancer.

According to the “Battle With Bethany” Facebook page, Bethany Rene Cobb died Tuesday afternoon.

She was diagnosed with stage four metastatic melanoma in September, but despite undergoing clinical trials and treatment, the cancer continued to spread.

In March, her dying wish was to meet the band One Direction.

Unfortunately, Bethany was unable to meet her idols because her family said she was unable to physically do so in her last weeks. Her father says they appreciate the overwhelming support.

Hundreds of sympathy comments have flooded the Facebook page.

Source: WLOS