Micaela White Loses Her Battle With Cancer, But Her Army Remains Strong

Ursuline girls Molly O'Brien and Liz Vache ('11) raise money at school on Micaela Mondays.

Friends and family are deeply saddened by the death of Ursuline alum and Plano teen Micaela White, who was diagnosed with leukemia in December 2010. Although Micaela spent Christmas, New Year’s, and her birthday at Children’s, her lasting smile and positive demeanor brightened everyone keeping up with her story. In return for her inspiring attitude, the Plano and Preston Hollow communities gathered together to help support the White family. Her friends at Ursuline and Jesuit, calling themselves “Micaela’s Army,” donated funds they made off of wristbands and T-shirts to put a dent in the Whites’ medical bill.  They also gathered for monthly prayer services to pray for the return of her health.  The White family, who showed nothing but strength, was so grateful for their communities’ support during Micaela’s battle with cancer. Although Micaela is gone, her army continues to emulate her strength during this time of grief and remembrance.

Rest in Peace, Micaela.

Imani Chet Lytle

Imani Chet spends most of her time behind the scenes at People Newspapers handling design and marketing tasks, but you can occasionally catch her out and about covering the latest museum openings, musical concerts, and delicious new food menus in the area – and all through her trusty dusty iPhone camera. Catch some of the action on our instagram page: @peoplenewspapers

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