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Caitlin Rose Burbige

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Caitlin Burbige 10th grade picture

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Caitlin Burbige had been a student at Lake Shore her entire life. Sadly, it was a life that ended far too soon.

Growing up she found a love for softball but in February 2016, she was diagnosed with Leukemia. Despite her illness, she continued to be apart of her softball team, coming and cheering them on at games and tournaments when she felt up to it.

Caitlin had many friends, from school that had supported her in her time of need. Her close friends, Leanne Schwartz, Sam Dils, Kaylee Peacock and Rachael Conklin tried to give her a normal teenage life by visiting her in the hospital and taking her out when they could to places like Canalside and Dave and Busters.

Leanne said, “We would bring her gifts while she was in the hospital; Caitlin wasn’t really allowed to leave Roswell often, so while we were visiting we would just sit and chat because she was usually very tired.”

In September of 2017, Caitlin received a bone marrow transplant. Her home in Irving only had well water that she was unable to drink due to the surgery. In order to help her and her family, the Lake Shore community decided to donate as many cases of water as possible.

For the remainder of the school year, her class officers started up “Pray for 25”, which was Caitlin’s softball number. Soon the whole Lake Shore community was involved. Students would wear Orange to show their support for Caitlin and her family.

However, months after her remission she got very sick again, as the new school year begin and sadly lost her battle in October. Days after she passed away, Bailey Strade brought orange balloons for the school to let go of in remembrance of Caitlin. The Lake Shore Community is still upset over her loss but she is now in a better place.

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